We are so grateful to all of you who have kept us in your thoughts and prayers as we continue our ministry at the Alliance Academy International (AAI) in Quito, Ecuador. Here are a few specific prayer requests:
*Stephen’s Conference Trip to Miami – Stephen is traveling to Miami, Florida for a week to attend an education conference focused on curriculum mapping. This conference will help him gain the skills he needs in his role as director of curriculum at AAI. He will be there from January 11-15. Please pray for his safety and that he will learn a lot at the conference. Also pray for Cristina who will be playing the role of “single mom” of a two-year-old and one-year-old in his absence.
*Cristina’s Ph.D. research – Although she passed her exams in October, she has been struggling in really getting her research together to begin writing her dissertation. Please pray for the mental energy she needs to begin the writing process as she is experiencing some writer’s block and mental burn-out at this time.
*Students Finishing their First Semester – this is very stressful and busy time for most of the students at AAI. Please pray for them to continue to be diligent and not to get discouraged by the amount of tests and projects that they need to accomplish, and that they will still be able to find time to grow spiritually in spite of these challenges.
*Our nephew Joshua Alexander Cobb – he was born three months early (November 29) and is under neonatal hospital care in Gainesville Florida. Pray for him to develop normally in spite of the challenge of being born so prematurely and pray for his parents to have patience, wisdom and peace during this time as they wait for their baby boy to be strong enough to bring home.
Link to their blog here: http://joshuacobb.blogspot.com/
Blessings in Christ,
The MK Meier Family