Katya has started back to school.
She had a range of emotions on the first day.
A little anxious while waiting for the school van to arrive. (Break my heart!)
And then back to self confident once the van with her dearly beloved "van ladies" and her traveling companions arrived!
The reports coming in are all positive so far. Here's hoping for a great year!
In other news, Charity is enjoying a lot about her time in Japan. The "pestilence that stalketh by night" being a duly noted exception. It seems the cabins they are staying in at the one location are thoroughly loaded with vermin. Eep!! They are giving two concerts a day, plus rehearsals and so a lot of time is going into music, but they are also doing some hiking and other things. I am sure she will have a lot of good memories. Please keep praying for the group's safety and an enjoyable time for them all!