Adelaide (Adelka) Noy Arnold was born in Kosice, Slovakia on 19th August 2016, measuring in at 21.25 inches and 8 pounds 3 ounces. We could not be prouder, nor could we be more grateful for all of your prayers and encouragement. Nat spent 11 days in the hospital this month: first, a four day visit on account of preeclampsia before Adelka was born, then on her second visit, three days to allow labor to happen naturally and then four more to recuperate following delivery. Despite the frustration due to culture shock, hospital policy and procedures, and the language barrier, Nat and Addie received the best of care. Nevertheless, there was much rejoicing once they were cleared to leave and come home. Bella, our Westie, is very curious of the new, strange looking member of her pack and has designated herself as Addie's guard dog. We are very in love with our Adelaide and are eager to begin the next new chapter with her. There has been lots of learning and getting to know each other.
Having now begun to preach in Slovak, it takes Jordan considerably much more time each week to prepare messages. But this transition has been gratefully received by the congregation. We have been richly blessed with friends in this congregation who go above and beyond to help us in various ways, especially now.
God allowing, we hope to be on furlough to the US for a couple of months beginning in November or December. The exact time-frame and schedule isn't in stone just now, as we have to arrange citizenship and passport documents for Adelaide as well as reapply for Slovak residency ourselves. We ask for your prayers that we meet the necessary requirements smoothly and in a timely manner as we wade through the red tape as well as for the success of the LST program.
Thank you, once more, for your prayers and support and love. God bless you richly.
Yours in Christ,