Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Back to School

School starts for most of South Africa on Wednesday, and since this is the beginning of the school year, the kids are bouncing off the walls with excitement. We’ve been blessed with financial help that will allow them to all go to the same school this year, so it will be nice to have them back together again. The beginning of school also signals back to school supplies and uniforms. Except, there’s no Walmart or Target here for one stop shopping, and the supply list. . .well, it’s not always easy to interpret. After four stores, here’s a few of the things I brought home.

1 French Knitting
1 Ball of wool in soft bag
1 ponal glue
Arch lever file
Mon Ami “Twisty” wax crayons
1 large scrapbook (bigger than an A4)

And, of course, don’t forget the big (empty) ice cream container to store stationery in. For some reason, no one was selling those. . .empty that is.

On a different note, I always try to keep my post upbeat and fun for the most part, but we’ve been under a lot of spiritual attack lately and would really appreciate your prayers. What has amazed me, though, is in the midst of all this is seeing God’s sovereign hand at work. Praise God for his faithfulness.

Allen and Scott are in Lusaka right now after four days with the leaders in Zambia and will spend this coming weekend with the church in Zimbabwe. So far their time has gone well. Please pray for their safety as they travel!



Coming soon. . .What’s for dinner?


  1. I am praying for you and yours, my friend. Your school supply list was fascinating. :-D

  2. Hey, my friend, You know I'm praying for you. That list was really interesting. I'm looking foward to "what's for dinner."