Sometimes this kind of work is discouraging. Just so you have an idea of how the economy affects everyone, a church (our largest supporter) just notified us that their support for our ministry will decline by 50% beginning next year. That means a pay cut of $800/month. That may not seem like a whole lot, but to us it is. Put that together with the fact we have a baby due early next year, and, well, you get the picture.
In other news, I am off to Scotland later this month and will be there for about two months, working seriously and (let's hope) productively on my dissertation.
Your prayers are coveted. Oh yeah, and I'll be at the Papal Mass.