Friday, July 31, 2009

What's happening?

Tomorrow we are having a women's talk on trials and God's amazing grace during them. We are hoping that many women from the community will join us. A young missionary, who lost her husband in an automobile accident here in Malawi last year, has returned briefly from the US and will be sharing what God has taught her during this difficult time.

On Sunday, a team arrives. They are from Omaha Bible Church. They will be with us for two weeks. Several of them were on teams last year and so we look forward to seeing them again. There are medical professionals on the team as well as an electrician and brick mason. They hope to finish up the church office completely and also work on the village project. The doctors will be working at ABC clinic and also doing clinics in the rural villages.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Pile 'em high

So now that there are six of us and we're in the land of major dust and dirt...I shouldn't expect my laundry room to be spotless, right? It never is! Always piles of clean laundry to be folded and packed away and another pile waiting to go in the washer. I am thankful though for my dryer! It saves us quite a bit of extra work. If we hung out everything on the line to dry (like I used to do in SA), then we would have to iron it all, including underwear! You have to iron all the clothes to get rid of possible eggs from mputsi flies! Brian has had the experience and it's not a nice one.

Friday, July 24, 2009


Happy Birthday to the best sister in the whole world! I am so thankful to God for blessing daddy, mommy, Mart and me with you. You are a gift and a blessing to your own family too. Though we live so far from each other, know that I LOVE YOU and PRAY for you. May our gracious Lord allow you many more years as you serve Him and your family so faithfully.

I am so happy that we've been blessed with Allison. That way Ami will experience having a sis too :)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Pretty in Pink

Karen Abigail Nyanda-baby girl born to Patricia and Kondwani 13 days after Allison was born. She is VERY cute! Of course, Ami had to get in the picture too.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Handmade Bricks

This is the Malawian handmade design on the ring beam around our house. The gorgeous guy is my husband. He has worked so hard to make our home here in Malawi just wonderful! YOAOL.

The gooseberry plant we recently planted. Chad brought it with him in his carry-on luggage. Thanks Judy!

Our paw-paw/papaya tree is doing so great. We have eaten two already. Two more which were picked this week, are waiting to ripen completely.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

One month today!

Psalm 139:14 I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.

What else can you buy at the market besides chicken little?

This is really where we buy our fruits and vegetables from, Danny :)

The all in one shop - sporting equipment, electronics and plumbing supplies.

Want to play some pool? Locals enjoying some leisure time.

Chicken Little's Friends!

Chad, who flew up with us from SA to visit for 10 days, scored when he found a pair of 501 Levis and an Andre the Giant t-shirt!

Monday, July 13, 2009

To market, to market to buy a...

Little Cooked Bird!
Brian and Chad went to the local market this weekend. They decided to buy a snack, which neither of them ate, but left it sitting in my refrigerator overnight until Richard (a Malawian) ate it!

Friday, July 10, 2009


Ami, Bradley, Benjamin and Allison

Just got to get them musically inclined and then they can start a band!

At least Benjamin has a big mouth, surely we'll get some tunes from him...

Monday, July 6, 2009

Three weeks old

Allison Mae is getting bigger as the days go by. She did very well on the flight up here to Malawi. We had a smooth trip and received all our baggage intact. Chad Mortimer flew with us and is spending a couple of days here. The kids are very glad to be home. We are slowly organizing ourselves and getting our home up and running. I was pleasantly surprised with all the changes that have taken place at our house. Wow, the team did an amazing job.

July 4th Picnic

We celebrated here in Lilongwe at the home of the US ambassador. The kids had fun and Bied especially, enjoyed the imported food! Hotdogs and hamburgers on real US buns.