What has Daniel been up to?
America is very different to me in its culture, food, and the COVID-19 situation! Since I arrived here, I have had to see many doctors to deal with some health issues. Health care is so expensive here! I thought everything would be the same as it is in Vietnam, but actually it is more complicated than that. I had some bleeding from my colon for 2 months and this caused me to feel stressed and uncomfortable. After having a colonoscopy and seeing a specialist, I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. Since then, I started taking medicine and changed my diet and my health has been improving. I want to give thanks to the Lord because His presence has helped me face my worries about sickness and death.
I have also changed the way I work completely. Since I can't see my co-workers face-to-face, I have to depend on the internet to stay in regular contact with them. Before we left, I started transferring everything to a new leadership team who is continuing our work in Vietnam. I still meet with them and guide them as they make decisions and lead the base there. In America, I have a lot more time at home than I did before, so I have been working a lot on my book projects. I have a deep desire to see more Christian literature translated into Vietnamese. By God's grace, I have finished translating 4 more books and have sent them to our contact in Vietnam to ask for permission to publish them there. Beside that, I have also been helping to translate some training materials for church planting projects. I am doing my best to maximize my time here to continue my work and also prepare for our return to Vietnam eventually.