This last year we have continued to be very busy at school. As we type this, we await the arrival of the 15 girls whom we will be caring for this year. Their parents work in different countries ranging from India to Tanzania to Afghanistan. The majority of our girls are Indian, with quite a few Koreans, a couple of Brits and one girl from Vietnam.
This year Alex is teaching History and running the Junior School library. I am overseeing the Junior School and also teaching Maths in the Middle School. Bethany is now in Year 9 and is involved in everything that she can be. Jacob is starting Middle School (Year 7) and Aimee is starting Year 5. They all love life at Hebron and consider Hebron to be their ‘home’.
Our health has been very good this last year. Aimee’s heart condition continues to play at the back of our minds. She still has quite regular episodes of her increased heart rate, but it usually rights itself without requiring medication.
The school has faced many challenges in the last couple of years with visas and restrictions placed on foreigners’ movements. This has meant that we have had to cancel outings with dorms, and places we can go are limited. We are grateful to have employment visas at the minute, but it is not easy to get extensions. This meant we had to go back to the UK in order to get a new visa for Alex. All foreign staff are having to return to their home countries to apply for new visas more regularly than in the past.
We are looking forward to our furlough time in Australia from the end of October until the end of January. Please pray that this is a time of refreshment — and for those who will be covering our duties and caring for our dorm while we are away.