All the mamas at Amani with their care/gift packages
Lacey and kids at Danida Village
Some of the children at Danida Village displaying their new gifts
Lacey getting a kiss from sweet little Weiss
Rub a Dub Dub...Christopher hates the tub
Ayub, Miriam, and Baby girl with all their new gifts!
Giving a gift of food to some children in an alley
Mommy and Katie at the Dr. appt.
Christopher and friends having "potty time"
Christopher in his favorite spot with Mommy
This morning while I was walking, I saw Mama Gladys and Mama Edith--they had finished their shift at Amani and were walking home. They immediately asked where Lacey was. I told them she went back to America, and they asked if it was because she had to return to school. I told them no, she had to return to her husband and children. They gasped and looked astonished. They said, "we thought she was just a girl...she has a husband??!" Then they said, "well, isn't the maid taking care of the children?" I was giggling inside, but said no, we don't have maids to take care of our children. The mamas again gasped and looked shocked. I told them it is not common like here in Africa and that it costs a lot of money. They told me that they would gladly come be our maids and that we can pay them whatever we want! It was a fun conversation which somehow led us to talk about rainy season here. I reminded them of when Lacey and I got caught in the downpour last week. Mama Gladys then said, "Did you fear the rain?" I said, "No, why?" She said that everyone fears the rain here. This is the second time we have heard this. Supposedly when it rains, everyone goes to bed!
Lacey everyone is missing you...Patrick at internet cafe asked about you and said that I must be really sad now, Fred our piki driver was disappointed that he didn't get to say goodbye to you...then I had to check back into the hotel last night, and guess what room I got? When they brought my bags into my room, I asked what bugs were on the walls and they told me it was just lakeflies....then he said, "if you fear them, I can have someone come and spray for you!" Lacey I about cracked up laughing and I immediately thought back to our previous fumigation!
This morning, I was reflecting on a couple verses in Isaiah 26. Verses 3 and 4 say, "You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal." Then in verse 8 it says, "Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts." I have complete peace this morning. I know I am not alone in Africa...I have my Lord right here by my side. It is the desire of my heart to have the name of Jesus be made known across the world. If that means staying here for another couple weeks so God can accomplish His purposes, then it is well with my soul. I am so encouraged that I have an eternal God to trust, a firm Rock to stand on, a God who will direct my steps.
Oh Lord, I pray that You bring the lost unto You. I want them to experience the grace, peace, and joy that you lavish upon your children. I want this world filled with people who are sold out to the one true God. May your will be done. Amen.
Jaden, Kellen, and Sage--I love you all the way to the sky and back and around the world a million times. I am praying for you. I am so excited to be together as a family soon! You will have so much fun meeting your brother and sister, and they can't wait to play with you! Hugs and kisses xxxooooo Love, Mommy
Where I Went!!
1 year ago