We realize we haven’t been consistent with our blog updates this year, so we are resolving to have a post for you every week again. We have had many of you ask for more family posts, so we’ll start there. And people have also requested to hear from me (Kristi). Please give me some feedback on my debut post – I don’t really care for writing or blogging, but will do my best to fill you in on some family life. (Be sure to find us on Facebook – Adelsbergers in Aviation – to see even more pictures and everyday life here at MMS and at home.)
Noah has had a pretty exciting 2016 – some good exciting, some bad… You already know about his emergency appendectomy in April. He has recovered fine. We appreciated your prayers through that ordeal. Will you please continue to pray with us as we start to see our medical bills? Our insurance plan has a deductible of $10,000 that we will have to pay. (A huge thank you to GLBC who has already given towards it!)
You also know that he was able to spend the summer in Ecuador with Teen Missions. Thank you to everyone who donated so generously! As parents, we can’t endorse Teen Missions enough. It is just wonderful to have your child come home so on fire for God! Here are a couple pictures of the building site his team worked on. It is at the site for the new Teen Missions base and will house the new Missionary Bible and Work school for Ecuador youth. We'll try to get him to write a more in-depth post, but for now here are a couple pictures.
When Noah returned, he had a week before classes began. This year he is doing a full time dual-enrollment program at Ohio State University Newark. As a high school junior, he is taking all college classes that will be credit for high school and college. It is mostly funded through the state with only a fraction of out of pocket cost that would normally be incurred when starting college. Please pray for him as he thinks about the direction he would like to head.
And back to the bad-exciting category… last weekend Noah was in a car accident. He missed a bridge at 50mph, jumped 30ft into a concrete embankment...and he wasn’t seriously hurt. Scared to death and banged up, but no serious injuries. We are so, so thankful God protected him and kept him safe!
We’re honestly hoping Noah has a much duller conclusion to 2016. I don’t think our nerves can handle too much more excitement like we’ve had :) But we can report that God has been faithful!