Monday August 13, 2018

1 Chronicles 16:23 Sing to the Lord, all the earth! Tell of his salvation from day to day.

Today was the Lucia’s first day of school. She was so excited I wasn’t able to get a picture of her before school, so after school has to work.

Anjali and David began their first full week of school, but with the weather still really hot and no air conditioning, the schools are all done at 11:05 this week. The kids seems to be adjusting to school quite well. I was enlisted with an important responsibility today…David and Lucia’s school needs a letter for a doctor here in Germany stating that they are healthy for school. Johannes was able to arrange something with his physician to do this for us without having to see the kids and just with the paperwork from our doctor back in the US. So I dropped the kids off at school and went straight over to the doctor. But I found that no one spoke English and better yet, they sent me to another doctor saying that they could not help me. A little disheartened I took a short bike ride over to see Susi. She is still on leave after her surgery. So with some treats in hand, we had a nice visit. I was laughing with her about what happened that morning and how I kept having the responsibilities with enrolling the kids in school, dealing with the doctor’s office, and all these other official responsibilities given that I speak no German. Jeff at least has a cursory knowledge of the language, but yet I was having to deal with it. But I am so glad that I did, it has forced me to put myself out there and trust God just a bit more than normal, not to mention face the reality of humility. I have needed so much help from so many different people, I have had to ask many people to be patient with me since I can’t talk to them without the constant help of Google Translate. And true to form, God deliverers. Susi went ahead and called Johannes, who in turn called his doctor to find out what happened. I was told to go back to the office because the doctor had not told his staff of what I needed. And just like that, the people around me again come to my rescue. After a wonderful visit with Susi, I biked back to pick up Lucia and David, and then off to the doctor’s office again for the letter. This time the staff was prepared for me and after about 5 minutes I had letters in hand for both David and Lucia, so we headed back to the school to drop of the letters. Mission complete!

This afternoon Jeff met us at home after the kids got done at school and we walked down to Van HellsInk to get tattooed wedding rings on our right hand. Unfortunately he was not available to do this for us today, but we have an appointment tomorrow at 1:00 pm.

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