Matthew 22:37-39

Matthew 22:37-39

Sunday, February 15, 2009

We have had a great few weeks here in Haiti teaching.  It has been raining a lot here but we hear most of you all are having different weather too with rain, or a warm day & the next day cold!
Teaching is going great.  We have been talking about China in my first grade class.  I brought some chop sticks for them so they loved trying to eat with those.  I was also able to share so many things that we got on our trip to Taiwan last summer & our story of going to get Lyndlee.  They loved to hear it & we also watched some of Lyndlee's Chinese videos.  They thought every child on that video was Lyndlee! 
Lyndlee comes to recess everyday with my class.  She loves that & my students love it too!  She looks so cute with her school uniform on, running around with my students!
She has been speaking a lot more lately saying please, thank you, and sorry.  Her latest is to say "no way"  We aren't for sure where she learned this, Brennan says I say it a lot!  So she says it sometimes at not great times, you know when we are asking her to pick up her toys!  
She is our joy & we are so thankful she is in our lives.
Brennan surprised us with Valentines on Friday.  He went to the 7-11 here & got me chocolate & got Lyndlee a sucker.  We were so surprised, I was surprised to see how much it cost but the thought was so sweet.  We enjoyed a nice valentines meal with our staff, which was prepared by a group that had come in earlier that week.
Saturday was spent with a few teachers & I going to a orphanage nearby & bringing home some babies to spend the day with us.  I chose a baby boy named Judah.  He was precious, so quiet & wanted to be held most of the day.  Lyndlee loved on him, calling him Ju Ju!  It was a great day & we were sad to see him go but know we will keep visiting him & having times where he can come over.  Please keep the orphanage in your prayers, they are in need of a new home to keep all the children.  Right now they are using the owner's house to keep a lot of the staff & all the babies.  Living space is very tight for them, their faith & trust in the Lord is very inspiring.
Better close for now, we love you all & pray you are well.  Thanks for all the encouraging and uplifting words you send to us!  Keep praying for us as we teach, pray for all our students & all the teachers here at Sonlight!  
Janna, Brennan & Lyndlee Jya-Ying

Sunday, February 1, 2009

New Month

Hello family & friends,
Hard to believe that we are in February already, time sure does fly by. We pray you are all in good health & doing well.  We miss you, love you, & continue to thank you for all your prayers, love & support while we minister here in Haiti.
We continue to stay busy teaching & loving our students!  We just turned in 2nd quarter grades last week.  This semester starts the busy time with lots of groups coming in to help each week.  We feel so uplifted & blessed when groups come in!  We are especially looking forward too in about 7 weeks when our brother, our sister & our good friend will be visiting us all in the same month, God is good!
We have been trying to get heathly again, I have lost my voice so teaching last week was interesting!  My students kept telling me to cough or clear my throat, they didn't understand that I didn't have a voice!  One of my students even told me that I look like I am 12 & now I sound like I am 12 years old! 
Please continue to pray for the students here at Sonlight, for all the teachers here, and for continued support to come in for our family.  Please continue to pray for good health as we teach.  Pray for the Bible College and all the men there that are students, pray for the teachers at the college as well.  
We wanted to include a few pictures of my students, they bring such joy to our lives!  Just this morning at church, we had 5 Haitian children sitting with us & we were overjoyed.  They knew Lyndlee & kept saying her name & wanted to sit with her!  It was a precious sight & we thank God for all these moments that touch us & warm our hearts.
God bless you all!
Janna, Brennan & Lyndlee Jya-Ying