Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Bacheller Winter Update

Winter Update
Dear Friends & Family,
It has been a couple of months since we’ve updated you. Sorry for the delay—we’ve been hoping to write once we got good news regarding Becky's condition, but that long expected news hasn’t come…yet. The last couple of months we have seen our doctor here in Columbia, SC, then interacted with a specialist in Philadelphia, and now we are praying about the next step...which is unclear. If you didn't know yet, Becky developed Osteitis Pubis, the inflammation of the bones and cartilage in the hip area. This was due to the delivery of a large baby (Caleb, 11.5 lbs). We ask you to continue praying for healing and direction of what step to take next to facilitate recovery.

On the other hand, Becky shared Monday night at the "Wives Fellowship" here at the University about 'Enduring Winter: The role of trials and struggles in our lives'. We have lived through some cold winters in the last few years, but through it all, God has remained faithful to us. It is so easy to get bitter at God and at others, but we need to continually choose to trust Him no matter what our circumstances (Habakkuk 3:17-19).
Christmas time was enjoyable for us; we stayed here in Columbia and were able to relax. Because of the economy, there was no painting available for Ben, so he took a job at a local grocery store working night-shift. He enjoyed getting to know some guys who are not Christians and to be salt and light in that environment.
Ben will be graduating from CIU on May 19th this year! Praise God! After four years of hard work and much growth, he will complete this step in life. He will have his Masters of Divinity with a concentration in Intercultural Studies, and we will then focus specifically on getting to Brazil to serve full-time with TEAM.

Caleb is growing up! He's now over 35 inches tall, and almost 35 lbs! And that's at only 15 and 1/2 months old! We are so thankful that God has given Caleb to us to love and raise. He can say many animal names along with their sounds, loves looking at trees with daddy, and his favorite food is CHEESE!!!
We also celebrated Noah's 3rd Birthday on January 4th. We took a large #3 balloon to his grave and shared memories of our first son. We still celebrate his short life, and love to talk about him. Caleb already knows who Noah is and points to his picture when we talk about him.

This summer we plan on going to Brazil for a little over a month. It will be a Vision Trip, identifying the language school, city, and housing we will be in during our first year there. We will also continue to build relationships with the Brazilians and look for opportunities to serve, mobilize, and train believers in the Brazilian Church for cross-cultural missions. Would you commit to praying for us during this time?
Also, in case you are interested--all donations sent to TEAM ( on our behalf are tax-deductible, and 100% goes to our account--none is taken for administrative costs until we leave for Brazil permanently. What a blessing!
Thank you so much for your partnership with us. We ask you to keep praying with us, and to wait and see what God will do.
In His Unfailing Love,
Ben, Becky, (Noah) & Caleb Bacheller.

For more pictures & video of our family, go to Bacheller Family Blog.

1 comment:

The Edgren Family said...

What a sweet, precious boy you have! He is darling and a beast! I thought Jonathan was big at 28 lbs at 14 months!! We will be praying for Becky's complete healing. Thanks for the update.