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We often describe our prayer and financial supporters as “Ministry Partners.” But our family of ministry partners is actually much larger than just those who might be described as personal supporters. We love the way the Lord draws people together to accomplish his purposes. It seems the more people who are involved, the more God’s blessing flows…in all directions.
Things have been going well the past few months. Kyle has been taking language classes every day and Annie has just started up classes this week, now that Elisha is bigger. Kyle's language has improved a lot and Annie is very excited to start language class again, even though it will only be once a week (hopefully twice a week soon)!
Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.” Luke 9:62
“In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.” Luke 14:33
"This only have I found: God created mankind upright, but they have gone in search of many schemes.” Eccl. 7:29
"He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds." Ps. 147:3
May God Bless you all abundantly. We are as the Father’s children, blessed and highly favored!
People often marvel that we gave up our western life to move to Bangula, Malawi. Though that was challenging, it was not that hard. Our life in Malawi has a lot to offer. We spend a lot of time together as a family. We have lunch together every day. Malawians get up early and go to bed early, so our evenings are usually our own. We home school, which allows us to read a lot of the same books, and interact with each other about what we are learning. We have endless summer!
I have been so blessed this past year!! It has been an exciting day by day walk with the Lord. You never know what surprises He has in store, but they are always fun!
We have increased our police visits from twice a month to every week. It has been such a blast and very exciting. We can see the Holy Spirit gently touching different ones as they start to cry or cover their faces. Our God is so impartial and good, ALL the time!! A great result is that we have built strong relationships with the police in Bangula.
I write this update from my hometown back in Canada. I just returned home for an early ‘Christmas vacation’ (since I hate being cold and love the Fall, I figured this was the best time to come), and have been loving every minute of it so far.
Having arrived back in June, we are just over half-way through our time here for this year. The boys and I have been extremely busy building cupboards and making beds in the shop. We also made a TV stand and 5 benches, and spent 4 weeks putting drop ceilings in the offices of the school.
Betty is teaching 21 girls to sew this time, and is also teaching 6 ladies from the community. Betty is grateful to have two assistants now, one part-time and one that is going to hopefully be able to take over for Betty when we leave in December.
Lately I’ve been thinking about what it is that ‘I do’? So far I have concluded what not doing. I’m not building and padding my resume for my future or pursuing a job in my University Degree.
After a long stay in North America, we are back home in Malawi. We had a good time visiting with friends and family. We also welcomed the newest member to our family, Eli James.