This trip is so different for me, and one of those differences is CHILDREN!!! It feels so good to be surrounded by these little ladies, and Richard's 3 kids! It adds a whole new dimension, to have the love and "energy" of these precious little ones. The smallest of Rev.'s daughters is Kelsey -- and she's just recovering from a bout with malaria. The older daughter is Lexi. They watch "Baby tv" in the mornings, and you should see them interacting with the characters they watch as the rest of the household dresses for the day!
Little Anita, Grandpa David, & Christabel mug for the camera.
Little Anita, Jr., and Christabel at home.
Jr. was less than enthusiastic at having photos taken!
This morning was Sunday, and it our first visit back to the Sanctuary. What a great time I had, seeing old friends and meeting new ones!! I entered the church to the welcoming hugs of Bob (who was with us on our first two years of travels) and Evelyn -- who has gone with us to all the villages every time I've come here -- even to Bolgatanga (a LLLOOOONNNNNGGGG way from Tema)!
David & I were both given the opportunity to preach a short message; I spoke about "homecoming" and how you truly feel the comfort of "home" when you have Christ in your heart -- and that way you can be at home ANYWHERE you are. David gave a personal testimony about being shot & protected by God, and tied it in to the biblical concept of "BELIEVE". Then Rev. James gave a word that had everyone excited! Several times, young people approached me and it was great fun for them & me to try to guess who they are -- kids grow up a LOT in 3 years time!!
This evening we met Pastor Joseph, who pastors 3 churches planted through Christ Harvests. It is in two of his villages that we are working toward the wells, and we are getting to know him a bit before we travel up to the Volta region.
What a couple of days it has been!! Now, at 9:45 pm on Sunday I am winding down. The baby is asleep, safe in her mother's arm. Abigail hums a joyful tune as she washes the dishes. David is playing with Lexi and her "pretend cell phone" having pretend conversations with Lexi's pals.
Tomorrow promises to be a lovely day, as we travel back to Potwabin and visit Grace, my little friend who once had a cleft palate. She's not so little any more -- she's 15! I'll be so happy to show you some photos of here the next time I post.
Before I sign off, I'd like to remind you that you can comment or email on our posts. We'd love to hear from you, especially as we are far away from home & family.
I'd also like to remind you to visit David's blog at www.weministry.blogspot.com
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God bless you all, you are in our prayers!
Much love & blessings,