Thursday, June 21, 2012

South Africa

Before we fly on to Greece for our mission organization's biennial conference we stopped over in Johannesburg to spend time with my parents.  It's always such a treat to get to go down to SA.  The children love spending time with their grandparents and we're thankful for the opportunity to stock up on goods.
Four precious kids with Opa and Nanny-my mom is doing well with her alternative treatment for her cancer.  She never ceases to amaze me with all she does and the extra energy she has.  Truly our Lord is gracious!  My dad is well and still working hard at IEFA and at church.
Everyone loves uncle Martin!

We had a visit with Tassie too.  Ami loves her very much and was so glad to see her.
We celebrated Allison's birthday at the Spur, the kids' favourite restaurant.
Kids eat for free on Wednesdays! Woohoo.
Opa and Nanny were there to celebrate too:) Uncle Mart had to work.
Nanny made a delicious cake for Allison's birthday.  Blowing out her number 3 candle.
Benjamin with aunty Judy at Grace Christian Church in Johannesburg.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Baby's birthday

Our baby is three.  We celebrate with 'birthdays in bed' on the morning of...Allison was awake already out of bed, waiting for us to serenade her with the Happy Birthday song.

Blowing out her candle.

Opening her gifts from the infamous Santa Plaza store in town. 

Friday, June 8, 2012


Benjamin has done very well at school this year. He reads well and is a quick learner. He received an award for excellence in phonics.
Bradley is doing well at school too.  He likes to dissolve disputes between classmates and is everyone's friend. He won an award for being the most creative writer.

Ami loves school and her teacher.  She has done well this year too and wishes Mrs.Trumble would teach her all the way to Grade 12!  Mrs.Trumble awarded Ami with the best listener in her class award.

We are so thankful for the godly teachers here at ABC Christian Academy.  They give up the comforts of their homes in other countries to serve children here in Malawi.  We are so blessed.

Monday, June 4, 2012

African Bible College Graduation

Brian with three of his senior men. The older gentleman is a father of one of the students and also a graduate of ABC himself.
The hall at the Capital Hotel beautifully decorated.
On graduation day, Ben wanted to try on his dad's cap.  Practicing for the future, we hope:)

The smiles tell it all, delighted to be done with four years of hard work.
The South Africans on campus, except for Amy (next to me).