Wednesday, July 7, 2010

World Cup

Hi all. It's been a long time. As always life has happened and happened fast. God has been good to the Delac family. I'll try to get you up to speed on what we have been doing.

In April, Emily turned 12. Its was hard to believe. She calls herself 12teen. It fits. She is growing up so fast. We started leading our Crown Ministries group. We had a very diverse group. It was really interesting getting to know them and getting a sense of South African culture through them. Our family got to travel to meeting in northern South Africa. David is the Treasurer for this cluster. The cluster is spread throughout South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and the western province of Zambia. We got to hear testimonies of the missionaries from those countries and how God was working where they serve. We met a lot of new friends and got to hang with some old ones. We had a great time.

May brought another trip. We drove to Lesotho. It is a small country within South Africa. We stayed with some missionary friends and got to see where they serve. David is their Treasurer and I help them with their home schooling needs. It was wonderful to actually see where they serve and it helps us to serve them better. Lesotho is a beautiful place.

June brought the World Cup to South Africa. All of the schools have been on holiday for the entire month. The kids finished up school here and now are being home schooled. I have been asked why we decided to home school. The short answer is that we will be going stateside April 2011 and I wanted to get the kids back on the American school schedule. I also want to be finished with the school year before we leave here so we have started already. They are all doing great and seem to like it so I am happy. World Cup has been fun. David got to go to the US vs Algeria game. The one where we won in the last 2 minutes of the game. What a great game to see. He loved it. Now that the US and the South African teams are both out he has been cheering for Spain. They play tonight so we will see if they make it to the finals. What has been neat for us is that our friends all over the world have been able to see where we live. At the beginning of the month we travelled up to Kruger National Park and stayed with some South African friends. This time we got to stay inside the park. It is a true safari and we got to do it for a week. We went on a night drive and saw lions. It was awesome. I don't think I will ever be able to go to a zoo again. Micah turned 8 at the end of June and has finally been trying some new foods. I knew one day it would happen.
This month is winter for us. It has been cold in Joberg. We celebrated the 4th with a picnic with all of the other Americans that work with us. It is very strange to celebrate the 4th in the cold. David will be travelling to Madagascar next month to meet with the M's he serves there. Here we will still be plugging along home schooling. By that time it should be old hat. Thank you for sticking by us and praying for us. We have needed your prayers and have felt them.
Prayer/Praise Requests

Praise out first Crown Ministries Group is over and was a great experience.
Pray for all of the people that came to know Jesus as their Savior during the World Cup. That when they go back to their country there would be someone there that can disciple them.
Pray for our family as we home school.
Pray for David as he travels in August.