What a joy to attend both morning and evening services here at Grace Church together as a family. It's been a while since we've been able to do that. I felt well and strong enough to sit and listen. What a blessing to hear God's Word so thoroughly and carefully expounded. The sermon from Hebrews 12 this evening was especially encouraging.
It'll be a busy week at the church because 3,200 pastors from all over the world will descend upon the campus to hear godly men exhort and encourage them in the preaching of the Word. The Shepherds' Conference is a real recharge for Brian and I know he'll be even more excited to get back to Malawi and into the pulpit. Also, two of the church leaders from our church, International Bible Fellowship Church in Lilongwe, are in the air right now on their way here.
My mom took a break in Santa Barbara this weekend, to spend some time with a friend and her family, who she has known since high school. She needed some rest time away from the boisterous Biedebachies :)
Tomorrow will be a whole week that I haven't had any pressure headaches! I still get dizzy at bedtime, but at least the headaches seem to be going away. Thank you Lord! Also, I haven't had the body drain for a week and a half now and so we're still absolutely planning to head out on March 16th. Brian goes for physical therapy again tomorrow and his knees are getting stronger.
We still would really appreciate your prayers especially for these next two weeks and for our 30 hour trip back to Africa. I miss seeing and hearing birds (here on Roscoe Blvd, we just hear cars). I miss seeing blue-headed lizards and open fields full of maize! I miss the amazing African sunsets.