April is one of our busiest times of year every year.
One thing that happens this time of year is our missionary visas for ministering and living in Mexico expire and must be renewed. This year is our 6th year in Mexico so we have to jump through more hoops than is normal for this process. We haven’t heard from our immigration lawyer since we shipped our visa documents and U.S. passports to her. We have to trust that all is well until she’s ready for us to come to Mexico City for photos and fingerprinting and appearing before the immigration officials. Since this is Easter vacation (last week and this week), she’s probably not even able to work on anything for us at the moment. We’re praying for a quick completion to this important requirement for living here.
Another thing that happens this time of year is Stanford Achievement Testing. We tested 9 students from Queretaro last Thursday and Friday. We tested 2 students from Mexico City yesterday, and I’m still proctoring these two today as I type this (quietly!). We’ll have one more student from Queretaro to test here next Monday and Tuesday in our home while our co-workers up at Camp Koinonia will be handling the testing of 8 other students. Then on Monday and Tuesday April 19-20 we’ll be testing 3 more and concluding a few tests with a 4th student once again in Queretaro.
Finally (if that’s true to say), the annual MK Spiritual Emphasis Camp at Camp Koinonia (with probably all being homeschoolers) will take place next Wednesday to Saturday. We’re in charge of crafts and games and maybe something else (I don’t remember!). I don’t really know any games so I’m going to have to do some Internet searching here shortly…anyone good at games and want to come down and do this for me? I’ll help you! Ha-ha…I guess I’m on my own. We’ll probably leave the boys there and commute the 40 minutes each day. I seem to get a little sick from the altitude there after a day or two up there (it’s nearly 9,000 feet) and I want to be feeling well when we’re ministering to the kids.
We’ve got some really neat developments for June and August/September. I’ll share those eventually…but not right now. Stay tuned!
(I need a teaser to keep you coming back!)