That is the number of boys (this includes hubby and son) that I (Ashley) live with. I’m so
lucky blessed. They are all so fun and make me crazy-laugh all the time 🙂
We were beyond excited to start the new year because it meant we got to see our boys again and meet our new ones! They survived the first week of school and barely collapsed onto the couch when the busy weekend started. Check out the pictures.
This 1st term we have 7 new guys and have loved the personalities they have brought to our dorm. Pray for them as they adjust to being away from family, a new school, new friends, and for many, a new country.
This term Dave is filling the need for a junior high computer teacher, subbing as needed, helping with 5th/6th grade basketball, and is again helping teach 9th grade Sunday School.
In addition to dorm duties, I am working all day Thursdays in Student Health helping with immunizations, paperwork, and even clinical work.
In addition to our Tuesday & Thursday dorm snack night, we have brought Taco Wednesdays to Okapi dorm! So every Wednesday we have 2 dorm guys over for tacos. They love any chance to eat family style and we love having them in a more personal setting so we can get to know them more.
We just began “iHAT” (individual hang-out and talk), which is a chance to meet one-on-one with each guy over a cup of chai and see how they are doing. Soccer season has begun and most of them also practice their instruments after school, so it will be tricky. Pray that we can find times for all 18 with their busy schedules!
Thank you so much for your support and prayers! It has been so clear to us that this is where God wants us- He has filled us with such passion and excitement for dorm parenting. Pray that we will have wisdom, love, and patience. Pray that we our boys will come to know and experience Christ in a real and powerful way.