It has been a while since our last update, but that is because Paula and the children are settled and doing so well here in Austin! And, that is, in large part, because of the generous contribution of time and money that you have donated these last 5 months. Thank you, thank you, thank you to each and every one of you for your one-time or recurring donations to support this family on their road to self-sufficiency. We continue to need more support for this family until their work permits come through, their asylum case is won (prayers for this, please). If you have friends or family who you think would like to donate $20/month (or another amount) feel free to pass this letter on to them. They can donate here.
Housing and Transportation: Their 3-bedroom, 3-bath apartment is working very well for them. It’s on a number of bus lines and close to grocery stores and Target. They are figuring out how to navigate the city on the bus, and rarely need rides from us any longer to get to medical and legal appointments. Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped them get to these appointments for the first few months! We may still need your help from time to time getting them to places not on bus lines.
School and Day Care: All six kids are in school (Claudia, 3, is in daycare) and doing very well.
Catila plays basketball and made the honor roll! Paulette also plays basketball and is hoping for a skateboard for Christmas! Nicole love to read! Christina loves Legos and Barbies! Nicolau got a remote control car for his birthday and was so happy! Claudia has learned all the word to Baby Shark and sings it constantly!
Asylum Case: Their attorney will be filing the asylum case soon. Fortunately (and unfortunately) they have a very strong case. Paula’s entire extended family has either been disappeared or fled Angola for the US and France due to political persecution.
Again, thank you, thank you, thank you for your support of this ministry and this family.
Merry Christmas to all of you,
Rebecca Hall & Amy Moehnke