Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hughes News #32

Dear Friends,

Learning another language does not provide much exciting material for an update. However, we understand the importance of this phase of our work despite its monotony!

Being away from our families for the holidays made us appreciate it even more when Moldovan friends from church included us in their celebrations. The week of Christmas we were invited to two homes and New Year’s Eve we visited another. We enjoyed the fellowship, learned more about Moldovan history and traditions, and tasted some Moldovan holiday dishes.

We had not planned to have a Christmas vacation from our language lessons, but a two week break became necessary when our teacher had some health problems. During the extra time we were able to study on our own as well as tackle a few other projects. Although she is not completely better, we have been able to resume lessons. We are thankful to have such a dependable and punctual teacher.

Over the last few months we have seen that the time and money to maintain our website were worth more than the few advantages the website gave us. Having a blog allows us to keep our information on the internet while costing us much less time and no money. If you are interested, you may find it at In addition to posting our updates there, we plan to write other articles from time to time. Thank you for your prayers to the Lord on our behalf. May God bless you!

For Prayer:
1. Our Russian teacher’s health
2. Us to make progress in Russian
3. A family to work with us here

For Praise:
1. Moldovan friends had us over during the holidays.
2. Our teacher has been well enough to resume lessons.
3. We are still excited that the Lord allows us to be here!

In His service,
Jacob and Viola Hughes

"Tie your shoes and pray for the Hughes."

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