We are thankful and excited; we will have satellite internet for the coming year. It is still not particularly fast, but it is a whole lot better than our other option, which is an almost non-existent dial-up system through our cell phone. We do have to drive in to the mission to use the sat. internet, as our connection out at the farm is irreparable at this point in time. We still have cell phone connectivity 24/7 at home on the farm, so we are happy campers! We well remember the days when we depended on snailmail, and we would eagerly await a connection from the station where the MAF plane was kept. There was usually at least a 6 week interval between sending and receiving letters. Boy, times have changed! Thank you for your prayers for us, for continued good communications with the outside world.