Update From Sunset – March 18, 2010

Well, another term has floated by…

This term was draining in many ways – in particular Bridget and I both got a little sick for a while – but as always God has brought us through. We both finished up with good grades (this term I have the slight edge in our friendly competition with each other), and in good spirits as well.

We are on Spring Break this week, and taking full advantage of it. We are getting caught up on a few projects around the house, and making preparations for the next school term, and for summer.

The fourth and final term for the year starts next week. I’m excited about it, as there will be several classes in which the instructor will be new to us. It’s always good to see different styles in teaching and communication. This term we’ll be studying 1 Corinthians, Philippians and 1/2 Thessalonians (1 class), the letters of John (1 class), Church History and Doctrine, and Biblical Theology of Missions.

We’re also looking ahead to summer. We are planning to take a short-term missions trip to Zambia during our first month off, and hopefully we’ll have family visiting during the second month. I also should be preaching a bit for the Austin Street church in Levelland, Texas.

We’ve been up to a few other things as well. A couple of weeks ago we participated in a pre-marital counseling training course, designed to equip us for counseling couples. Excellent material! Although we probably shot ourselves in the foot by doing that the week before final exams… exhausted!

We also had the good pleasure to visit the Texas and Clements church in Odessa, where Devon and Almira DeShields, fellow Bermudians and Sunset grads are doing a fantastic work. Funny thing… when we went to Odessa, which isn’t that far from Lubbock, the high for the day was 94 degrees. When we came back to Lubbock that night, the forecast was for rain the next day. We woke up to hail, and by the end of the day it was snowing!!! West Texas weather…

Please continue to keep us in your prayers. We’ve got a lot going on in the next few months.

Be blessed,
Donnie and Bridget


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