Eureka First United Methodist Church

Open Minds. Open Hearts. Open Doors

Open Minds. Open Hearts. Open Doors.

The Drumms in South Asia

The Drumm family serve in South Asia in an effort to promote understanding between peoples of different faiths.

As their home church we raise funds to support their project. One Sunday a month we sell DRUMM STICKS (ice cream cones)–$2 each. So, treat yourself to ice cream and support this exciting project.

Paul and Fabiola also provide periodic updates of their work and family life. Here’s the latest:

Greetings to our church family! This month there has been a lot going on. We all climbed a nearby peak together (3,000 concrete steps, more or less) and spent the next few days walking like frankenstein thanks to soreness. Fabiola was the exception, as she has been trying to do this climb weekly with various friends, with the goal of perhaps participating in this year’s open race to the top. I applaud her ambition, while not feeling any desire to equal it. I(Paul) have renewed tutoring sessions in one of the local languages with someone from our church, which is already proving to be helpful in the translation consulting that I am doing. The language I am studying is one which is not spoken a lot in our town, but is widely spoken in the areas our workers live.
At the moment I(Paul) can hear Tobias practicing one of his recital pieces on the piano. He and Nikolas are scheduled to perform some short pieces this Sunday along with the other students of their teacher. We had ,to go looking for some long pants that weren’t jeans for them, since until now they haven’t had need for anything formal. They are as excited to wear their new clothes as they are to play their pieces. Actually, maybe more. Fabiola is skyping with one of her sisters in Peru at the moment, and as always, its like someone turned the “emotion” knob up two steps when she gets to talk with her family in Spanish. We got some good news this week that the daughter of one of our co-workers has come home from the hospital, where she was being treated for dengue. Since she had been a theme in our nightly prayers, that was special news, especially for the boys. It has been rewarding for me to dig into the stories which are being translated now, each of which are a reminder of God’s patient justice and goodness with us. It is also gratifying to listen to our workers discuss the stories and get excited about the prospect of sharing them in their communities.
We think of you often and pray for God’s blessings and protection in your lives.
Love, the Drumms