February Update

Even though February was a short month, a lot of cool things happened for our family – some big and some small!

Valentine’s Day
Since Valentine’s Day fell during Chinese New Year, we were able to take the day off and just spend time together as a family. For the second year in a row, that meant eating pizza! Yum!

Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year usually falls in late January or February. Since it’s based on the Lunar calendar, it’s different every year. For about a week, businesses close and families have large celebrations – there’s lots of good food! Often, people use this time to travel out of the city to visit their families.

This year, we got to celebrate CNY Eve with both American and Taiwanese friends.Our leaders, Chris and Jamie O’Dell, usually invite a handful of their friends who may not have family to go back home to. We ate too much, laughed a lot, and played fun games!

Kennedy started school!
After Chinese New Year, Kennedy started school! It had been a long time since Kennedy was in school. The first couple of days were a bit rough…Kennedy was sad to be away from mom and dad all day, and she had to get used to being in an all-Chinese environment all day, but now she’s used to it and couldn’t be more excited! She loves it!

Brittany also started school!
On the same day that Kennedy started school, Brittany did too! As a way to supplement our support, Brittany has started teaching English. She teaches at a school not too far from our house, and only teaches in the morning. The kids are ages 3-6, and so, so cute! This job works out really nicely and still leaves plenty of time to work at Aroma!

Here are some things you could be praying about:

  • Pray for continued support. We are not currently at 100%. We are still in need of monthly supporters – if you’d like to chat more, or know of someone who is looking to give, let us know! If monthly doesn’t work right now, but you still want to give, you can give a one-time gift towards Justin’s Mandarin school…it’s $1000 per semester, so anything helps!
  • Kennedy has had a cough and runny nose the last couple of days. Pray for health and energy. The weather in Taipei has been all over the place recently!
  • Pray for Justin as he’s in school.

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