Friday, November 19, 2010

Still learning and experiencing NEW things!

There is not a week that goes by without excitement and new experiences!

This week our cow was slaughtered. Now, I can say that we watched and Travis helped “move” the meat but we did NOT shoot the cow. It was interesting to watch the carving of the meat. I will not post the really gutsy pictures and video but here is a glimpse. If someone would have told me that I would be having this experience a year and a half ago, I would have said they were crazy.


Another new experience was going way back into the bush to help the people at the feeding center chop and gather fire wood. Lorna helped to serve the children boiled fish and traditional pap while Travis and Leonard along with a few helpers at the center made the first run. I went on the second run.

 I felt it was a successful day as 2 of the ladies said “I love you” and they are the first Africans to say this since we have been here. I took the stretchy cross bracelets with me that day and handed them out to the workers (thank you Pam!)

There have been more children coming to the house to do beading.       
It has been fun but I am reminded not to have too many young ones
at one time because it gets a little out of control.


The end of the school year is near (next Friday). There will be a big celebration and we passed out invitations yesterday to some important people in the community. The children are practicing for their part of the entertainment. Awards for the top students, the vocational grads, top sports and top behavior will be given. We will have an all morning program and then we will have the guests stay for a special lunch. The date is Dec 3 if you would like to come you are certainly invited.

We love you, we miss you!  You are our partners and we are praying for you! 
Thank you for your emails of encouragement and prayers!!  We could not be here without YOU!! 
We give God all of the praise for YOU and for how He Blesses us with His LOVE and YOU!


  1. Nice pic of you guys with the cow's head! That's a keeper! Thinking of you two often and praying lots!

  2. Wow! I cannot believe this even with the photo evidence - gives all new meaning to "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength!" Praying for you and thinking of you so often. Today I'm especially thankful for you and God's call on your lives.
    Love, Susan