Hello from the Schrock family!
I hope this update letter finds you doing well!
For those of you who don’t know, we are currently students at Baptist Bible Translators Institute (BBTI) in Bowie, TX. Bowie is about an hour north of the Dallas – Fort Worth Area. BBTI is a missionary training institute specifically designed to teach linguistics. This is the study
of how languages work, everything from the sounds that different languages use to the various ways in which they are structured. The purpose of this training is not to teach one language, but to give missionaries the tools necessary to learn any language anywhere in the world, especially where there is no language school to go to. We will be finishing school here on May 18, after which we will be headed on deputation.
We are very thankful for the training we’ve gotten at BBTI, and we anticipate it being very helpful on the field. We have enjoyed many things about being in Texas, not least of which is the loving church family that we have become a temporary part of, Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur, TX.
The greatest of our blessings in the last few months has been the birth of our son, Daniel Jonah Schrock! It is a tremendous blessing to see God bless through the process of pregnancy and delivery of a new life. Daniel was a big boy when he was born, and he has continued growing since. He is now 2 months old, and is approaching 14lbs.
I would appreciate your prayers as I am working on scheduling our deputation. We hope to fill our schedule with deputation meetings through the summer and fall, and be ready to head to Africa for our short-term by November.
Thank you so much for your prayers for our family and ministry! Please continue to pray for us as well as for the people of Côte d’Ivoire.
Nathan, Hannah, and Daniel Schrock
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