Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Blessings of Friendship!

Today we said goodbye, for now, to our coworkers. They are currently living and working in a neighboring country. They came here to spend a few days with us while traveling in the area. What a blessing it was to have them stay in our home with us. They have two children who are in the 5th and 7th grades. All of our kids had a great time together. Our family is really going to miss having them around. Please be in prayer for their family as they travel home, and as they make decisions and plans for moving here.
Since we moved here we have had many blessings and many challenges. One of the challenges and the thing we miss the most is the time we spend hanging out with family and friends. We are slowly making friends here. All of the other missionaries that we have met live too far away for us to fellowship with them very often. Plus, they have their own families and ministries that they are involved in. We do get together with a group of other missionaries once a month for a pot-luck lunch. There are usually other kids there which is good for our kids. Sometimes there are even pets there, which is the highlight of the day for our kids.
I would love to find an African friend around my age. The biggest hindrance to that is most ladies here work and then have to go home and take care of their families. We are also needing to find language helper to continue our Swahili studies. I know that God knows who would make a good fit for me and for Rob. We are trusting that He will show us who to "make friends" and who to have as "language helpers".
Well, that's what is on my mind for today. Hope you are sleeping well and that you wake up healthy and enjoying the presence of the Lord today!

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