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Monday, April 05, 2010

Looking Ahead...

I pulled out my calender for the next few months to make sure I have my schedule updated. This time of year and going into our "winter" time is always busy, especially with ministry.

TEAMS COMING

Two teams are preparing to come from Houston. One, the end of this month, and a second in July to run our English Camp that went over so well last year. We are really looking forward to having some "old friends" return and meeting some new ones. And it's always a big encouragement for us to have these groups come and really be a part of the work here!


Some of the team that is returning from last year. David, in the middle, will be traveling with Scott this week for leadership training in Zimbabwe.

SCHOOL

The kids are working hard so they can switch to the American school year schedule instead of the January-December schedule in South Africa. This is so Gabriel can have the option of going to a Christian Missionary boarding school for high school and then later for college. This puts our mid-term tests next week. It's hard to believe that the school year is almost half over!

And yes, we've had a few visitors in our class lately.





IT TAKES A VILLAGE

One of the things I enjoy watching in the village is how the women love on their babies. They pass around them around during church to quiet them and love on them. Every young woman has a baby and it doesn't matter whose it is. This is a sweet photo of a grandmother who was watching some of her grandbabies while the younger women stood and sang. (this is why it took me awhile to figure out which baby belongs to which mother.)

Several people from the teams getting ready to come visited this village almost a year ago when we first started going out there. We are excited to show them how God has been working!



WRITING

With my July 1st deadline rapidly approaching, I'm working extra hard these next two weeks to get a big chuck of my writing done. By the end of the week, I'll be halfway done with my latest deadline, a romantic suspense set in Northern Rhodesia and New York in the early 1920's. The research is intense, but I'm enjoying some research books from Allen's library.

ALLEN

Several of you have asked lately for an update on Allen, so if you don't get the regular prayer requests for him, here is a part of the last update.

"In all, Allen continues to make progress. We are asking you to pray for the following:

1. Praise God that he is now able to sit up by himself!! This brings us great joy.
2. Ask God for wisdom for each of the physicians as they work with him in their area.
3. Pray for Allen's discipline to do the exercises that take so much work.
4. And pray for that strength to come, in his chest and in his pelvic girdle.
5. Also pray that we will look into the eyes of our God and trust him. I can get tired and discouraged (and Allen as well) as the time passes and he progresses slowly."


What about you? What do you have planned for "summer" or "winter" depending on where you live?

Be blessed today!

Lisa

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