Introducing… our newest little missionary.
Leyton Reid Mitchener was born on February 3 at 8:59 am.
He weighed in at 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 21 inches long.
Things are finally starting to settle down here in the Mitchener household. There has been some adjusting to life as a family of four, but Leyton has been such a great baby! We are so blessed to have another healthy little guy. He has already changed so much in these three weeks. Noah loves his little brother already, and minus the occasional poke in the eye, he does a great job “helping” with Leyton. Thankfully we’ve had help from our small group from the church. They’ve been bringing us amazing, delicious meals – and these couples have busy families and responsibilities of their own. Talk about being the hands and feet of Jesus to us right when we need it.
It’s hard to believe we are three months out from moving to the Dominican, God willing! We’ve gained a couple of new monthly supporters over the last week or so (yay!), but we still are in need of others to join our support team if we are to make it by our target date. You can pray for us this weekend as we head to Illinois to present the ministry at a church there.
Scott and I are trying to learn more Spanish vocabulary and “basics” as we get ready for language training when we hit the ground at the end of May. It’s been slow going, but we’re attempting to keep a good perspective on this area of our preparation. Dominican Spanish is different in many ways from other Spanish-speaking countries’, so we won’t fully “get it” until we are immersed in it for awhile – this is another area in which we could really use your prayers and support.