Thank you so much for all your prayers.  Things have been going very well.  Here is a quick run down.

1. In the ten days or so we have been around, we have seen drastic changes in the residence hall.  The doors are nearly all in, the floors are close in three wards, and the plumbing is being tested to make sure the pipes are properly connected.
2. We put up a sign out on the expressway announcing the school. It didn't last two days...maybe only 24 hours before it disappeared.  This is good and bad. Satan obviously is trying to thwart our work, but now we are working to find another way to advertise our school out on that road.
3. The first exam was on the 21st. We only knew of a few students who had purchased the form, but many bought the form the day of the exam so we tested more than double what I thought we might test.
4. The parents stayed the entire three hours and talked with dad. They asked lots of great questions and seemed very excited about the whole thing.  The students did better of the exam than I expected and finished quicker too. This is great.
5. Yesterday we had the opportunity to celebrate the birthday of Titi, our principal at the school. That was a fun event to be part of.
6. We have started interviewing potential teachers here. We have people coming all the time to inquire. Some seem like possibilities, others are not. Pray for that process.
7. We expect many people to visit the site this week. Pray for the work to progress, for wisdom in conversations, to be a light for Jesus.
8. Pray for our health. We have really been quite healthy, but we have had a moment here or there where we haven't felt so great. It is really hot, so hydrating is really important. Most days I drink a full two liters while working at the site. 
9. I have a fairly permanent shadow in the form of s 4 year old. Fikayo spends as much time at my side as she can! All the kids who live here are my little friends, but she is the one who appears the most frequently. Yesterday she shared her sugar cane with me!
10. We are eating better this time. We have been intentional in finding more veggies, so that has been really good. Lots of good fruit has been around too. We ate two pineapples in two days...and they were quite large! They were so good! Mango, oranges, plantain, banana, and coconut have also been around. We were also given a gift of some large snails, so I learned how to prepare and eat those. (they do not need to become a regular part of my diet!)

Psalm 138:1-2, I will give You thanks with all my heart; I will sing Your praise before the heavenly beings. I will bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to Your name for Your constant love and truth. You have exalted Your name and Your promise above everything else.

There is a quick list of what is happening around here.  Thanks for all your prayers. I will try to write again soon.

Hello everyone!  This is Amy, Laura's youngest sister - updating you state side.  I talked to Laura yesterday, and she gave me a few prayer requests to post for you.  
1)  Testing is this Saturday.  Pray for guidance as prospective students and families apply to the school and travel safely to come take the test.
2) Our dear father (Scot Hintermeyer) has the opportunity to talk on the radio to help promote the school.  Pray for the right words to be said, and prepare the ears of those that are listening.
3) Praise: the flooring in the hospital is going in!  This is a huge step/accomplishment for the mission village.
4) Please pray for the success of installing internet.  They have been waiting for an appointment with hopes that "maybe today they will come".
5) Overall, they have been pleasantly surprised by the progress made at the site.  Things are coming into place!

I will be posting more as I find out more information, but as you might guess - conversation isn't very easy with a lack of internet and a time change.  

"Greater things have yet to come, and greater things are still to be done"...
Today, for the first time in 5 years, I got to spend Easter with my parents.  My Grandparents came down from North Dakota too.  It was fun to spend the day with them.  We had ham and scalloped potatoes for lunch, played a game of dominoes this evening, video chatted with Colorado, Egypt, and France, and got some naps in.  I'd say it was a pretty successful day.  I was going to post a picture, but my computer doesn't feel like cooperating, and I need to finish packing.  The photo will have to wait for another day.  

I pray your Easter was a blessing and that you took the time to reflect n what Christ did for us on that day so many years ago.