My name is Laura. My husband, Eric, and I serve in Central Asia.
When we came here for the first time three years ago during a short term trip, we realized how full of contrast this country is. People around us looked Asian, they spoke two languages, one of them being Russian, and they have grown accustomed to hear the call to prayer five times a day. We also realized how thirsty their souls are for Good News.
We have recently returned, this time to stay long term. I am a pediatric nurse by trade and I’ll be using my skills in the village clinic starting next year, in which place I also hope to build long lasting relationships through which I can share the hope of life that I have.
During the rest of this year I will continue to study the local language in a school located in the capital. As I anticipated, language learning has being challenging. This is not my first time learning a foreign language, but nevertheless some days it doesn’t seem possible to memorize all these new words!
I have been encouraged many times by prayers of faithful warriors and have seen how our faithful Father answers them, so I would ask you to pray for our (mine and my husband’s) language learning time, that we will be able to continue to learn, understand and speak. Also, as we are more and more able to communicate, pray that we would be able to develop friendships with our local neighbors.
To him who is able to strengthen us be the glory!