Alexis and I just finished our second week of school and ministry, and boy is it intense. Alexis is learning all the intricate realities of living with seven other girls and I am learning to say, “You give and take away, my heart will choose to say, blessed be your name.” Jr. High on Wednesday night was and will be the hardest for both of us since that age group tends to have issues with authority, neither Alexis nor I are authoritative enough. We can see that God will be stretching us, for more patience (how much does one need?), and to see the heart-needs of Jr. Highers. We are also learning to minister together, go to school together, and have a decent relationship that does not drive other people away. So far, we have received nothing but compliments and praise from the other interns and pastors. However, both of us are feeling the need to get away and spend some time with just the two of us. The Lord has an amazing plan for us, I know that this year will bring us closer together and it will either confirm our hope to return to Poland or show us something else. As long as we continue to work together, pray together (which is unfortunately lacking at this time), minister together, and have fun together, I know the Lord will provide what is needed and guide me in loving her as He intends all women to be loved.