Malawi Recap for 10-18-19

               Cappuccinos again for breakfast – mostly pancakes and French toast today.  We took the 4 blackboards purchased a couple of days earlier to the orphanage.  We have an English teacher at the orphanage that was thrilled when we brought them out, claiming this time next year, the kids will be speaking English very well.

               Today was a day of completion as we did many things, not all major, to finish our work.  Today was the day our laborers would renew their contracts for another year of work, salaries were paid.  We got some clarification on how the Clinic will be working, of which we will be starting as soon as the staff houses are completed.  The guest house in which Maxwell will be living was getting air vents installed, a little more paint, and only the drainage system and one door is left.

               The ladies worked again with the ladies of the village, as well as the mamas.  They told them the story of the Lost Coins and the Lost Sheep.  Taught them a new Christian song, gave them more gifts and gave them about 2 gallons of flavored water, which was gone in a few minutes.

               On the way back to Lilongwe we stopped by the secondary private school where two of our girls, Griceria and Magdalena are attending school to check on their progress and make sure their needs were being met.  Mr. Don left money with the boys of the school so they could purchase a soccer ball for the school – they were extremely excited and clapped as we drove out of the school.

               Tomorrow Steve Newton and Paul Woodall will be traveling to Blantyre in South Malawi to check on our second Bible School Campus.  Please pray for their safety and wisdom as they visit the campus and handle the needs of the school. 

               We have had a good trip as we are counting down the days till we return, completing the task for which we have come, resolving many issues that needed assistance, the ladies building a strong comradery with the mamas and this year, the woman of the village; but with all the success we still see so much more that needs to be done.  Another time as the Lord leads.

               Certainly, we have poverty in America, but nothing compared to what we see in this nation of Malawi.  “Arise, O Jehovah; O God, lift up they hands; Forget not the poor.”  (Psalms 10:12), 

May God bless you all and continue to pray for us while we are gone.

Your Team in Malawi