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Hello everyone out there! I know it's been quite some time since we've given out much info to you fine people! The more we get settled, the more things seem to get busy around here!
Coryn has been carrying out her normal duties at Maranatha High School, but has also picked up a Chemistry class at Heritage International School, a local "missionary kid" school. They must really think she's something special because they've already offered her a full time science position. We've been praying about it a lot and don't feel led to accept it but I know it's a nice feeling for her to be in such demand. On top of all her classes, she's also tutoring a kid here to earn a few extra dollars so that we can pay a few of really bad off locals for small tasks around the house. It's been great since we came here with a "No Handout" mentality.
Last week, we also got a short term roommate. Her name's Emily from Tennessee and so far seems like a pretty easy going girl. She also seems to like having a few mzungus around to pass the time. It's been fun for us too! Lots of board games and fellowship with her and the neighbors.
As for me, I feel like I've been getting to see a lot of the country. Last month we bought a dual sport motorcycle. It's pretty sick and Coryn even trusts me enough to hop on the back. It's made us a lot more mobile and really opened up some great opportunities for me to interact with the projects ARM has outside the city.

Last month, I traveled to Rukunjiri to photograph and film the kids from the Mwangaza choir. The Kids are amazing and really served a great reminder to why I'm here! I'm working on putting together the pics and vids for a promo to highlight the choir and their upcoming 6 month tour in the US.
I also got to travel to Lazira last week to photograph over 200 new children for the sponsorship program. It's really amazing how looking through a lens into each one of those kid's eyes can really pull on your heart strings. Just really surprised me since I had been with them all morning but it wasn't till I took each one's portrait that I could see the hope in each one's face! Also gotta add that I need to get a bit more exercise since I'm on day three from being sore from taking pictures! TAKING PICTURES?!?!
The next two weeks for me should be pretty awesome! I get to assist on an extremely talented video crew form So Cal! I'm so excited! The gear they're bringing is sweet, The talent, even better, and I get to travel to yet a new location, Soroti and Lira! The talent I was referring to is Jacob Lewis. He's a truly gifted filmmaker with an even more amazing heart for God, and I'm so stoked to get the opportunity to work with and learn from him!Check out this piece form him. It's pretty touching!

I guess that's pretty much it for now. Oh yeah, we're still illegal aliens here but really hope that will be cleared up soon without too much cost so we ask that you join us in praying for that one big time! Also, we just found out today that Coryn's mom was in a pretty bad accident on the 5th. She's okay now but did have to stay in the hospital for four days due to multiple fractures. Since the doctor's said she's be fine, they didn't tell us the news right away, out of fear that we'd jump on the first plane home (and probably rightfully so!). Anyhoot, we also ask that you join us in praying for a speedy recovery for her and to make the insurance process (car's totaled) as painless as possible. Thanks for the support!
Till next time...

2 comments:

DanK November 14, 2009 at 7:53 PM  

Hi Guys! It is so good to hear from you as I was getting a little worried. So sorry to hear about Coryn's mom. We'll pray for a quick recovery. Not much has changed for us other than we're getting more involved with Calvary Chapel Chino Hills. We love the worship, fellowship, activism, Pastor (Jack is awesome) and the opportunities to serve. Cherry is currently at a Mom's Prayer Conference and Caleb is 'helping' me type this note. We're off to get him a haircut next (peace be with me). Please send your contact information to blackfortyseven@hotmail.com so we can discus any needs you may have.

We love you and are still praying for you and Baby Daniel every day!

Dan, Cherry, & King Caleb

Anonymous November 15, 2009 at 7:54 AM  

Hey Jamesdon and Coryn,
Its Lauren and John Mullee. We hope you are doing well and are staying healthy!
We went to Rock Harbor church this evening and met Pastor Peter from ARM. We also made the decision to sponsor a child through ARM and now have his picture on our refrigerator. Based upon Jamesdon's blog, it is very possible that Jamesdon took this picture, thousands of miles away! Just wanted to let you know how small the world is. Take care!
Love Lauren and John.

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