Sunday, December 7, 2008

Tough Week

For those of you who have been to Malawi you know how terrible the roads are here. There are pedestrians everywhere and there is very little in the form of medical response in the case of an accident. This week, one of the families who attend our church, lost their dad and husband in a head on collision on the Blantyre road. This gentleman was such a dedicated and godly man. He worked with pastors in the rural villages helping to train them in the truth. He was even supposed to preach for Brian this coming January while we are in South Africa. He leaves behind a wife and three young girls ages 8, 6 and 3. Our hearts were heavy this week. We have continued to bear them up in prayer and praise God that they know Him and know where their dad is.
It was a huge reminder to us to live each day to the fullest, gloryfying Christ and being thankful for every breath.
Also, we have had to say goodbye to many families who are returning to their homes in the countries they come from. Our church is an International Church and so we have people from all over the globe attending. In just these next two weeks we are saying goodbye to 6 families. It's hard for us to see them go, some under difficult circumstances, but thankful that we have been able to share God's comforting words with them, knowing that He is in complete control!

3 comments:

Beth Mack said...

Remember my friend the Ellison's who I lived with? They just wrote me about this because they are related to the wife of the man who died. So sad. They and you will be in my prayers as you minister to them.

Darcy said...

I was so sad to hear about this from Lee-Anne. I am glad that you were able to be there for her.

Natalie said...

I haven't been on you blog in a while. I am really sorry to hear about this. I will keep the family in prayer and will also be praying about your visa situation. I'd love to get into that immigration officer's office and get him organized!