Pray for Katrina and Kyle Williams soon to be commissioned to train pastors and church leaders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.October 7, 2015
Kyle Williams, and his wife Katrina have been endorsed to serve in Congo.
Kyle and Katrina, from Everett, Washington, will be commissioned to serve in partnership with the Baptist Community of Congo at the Pastoral Institute of Kikongo. They will assist with the training of pastors and their spouses in theology, literacy and church and rural development.
Kyle has recently finish
ed a Master's of Science at Central Washington University where he focused on racism and its driving mechanism and techniques to overcome it. Katrina is a photographer and graphic artist. Together they have worked summers at a family commercial fishing site in Alaska and are homeschooling their four children.
They are presently in language school in France preparing for their departure to the D.R. Congo.
They write: It is hard to believe we have been in France for an entire month! We are in our fourth week of school and just completed our third French test. It is frustrating not being able to say everything we want right away, but the progress we have made in three and a half weeks is encouraging.
As our mouths are adjusting to new phonetic sounds, our pronunciation is often lacking. Eli told me (Katrina) that ‘quatre’ (four in French) is, “like cat with a choke.” Apparently, my ‘r’ wasn’t "chokey" enough and not up to his high standards! I’m so glad that the kids are excited about learning French. We have a long road ahead, but learning together and supporting each other is encouraging!
We look forward to being able to converse with our neighbors when we arrive in Congo and are so thankful to all of you who have made our studies here possible!
School started on September 1st. We spent our day trying to make sure everyone was in the right place at the right time with the right paperwork and supplies. It was a busy day! We made it home, ate dinner and sat down to take a breath. That’s when Kyle checked Face- book and noticed someone had wished us a happy anniversary. We had both completely forgotten it was our anniversary! We celebrated by taking the train into Paris later in the week (special thanks to that extra pair of hands we brought along for entertaining the kiddos).