Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Phone Call from Malawi - Journey Home Begins Tomorrow

Hello friends,
I am still fighting my cold.  Hopefully the antibiotics and extra vitamins the doctor is making me take will get me up and running by the time Roy gets home.  I was overwhelmed to hear his voice today.  He is ready to come home almost as much as I am ready to have him home. He gave a report that today they met with the SAGHAM group and families and children affected by HIV/AIDS for a final ceremony. They presented them with the dresses that the women from Zion made and they were enthusiastically received by the kids. He also said that the team was able to go on a 2 hour jungle safari and was excited to get pictures of elephants, gazelle, monkey's and other wild life. Patrick's nose is almost healed (suffered a little wind burn last week we were told).

He asks that we start praying early in the morning 4-5am cst tomorrow (because they are 8 hours ahead of us) and they begin their long drive (about 4 or 5 hours) back to Lilongwe to the airport. He said he is teaching NT 2 in the morning then they get in the mini-van to head back around noon their time (4am CST). He is asking for specific prayers for travel in the road conditions, health during transit, and of course flight schedules. We know we are expecting snow on Thur and Fri and pray that they make it home without delay.
When I asked him about his sermon this past Sunday at St. Bartholomew in Zomba, he said it was led by the Holy Spirit.  He said it was amazing how many people packed in to that church and were standing outside looking in the windows when he began to talk.  He could only tell me that the Lord led his words in the path that was needed.  God has done amazing work with this team during this trip and I can't wait to hear more about it. 
Thank you all for your continued prayers all over the country!  We love you very much. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm a little late, but am praying that "first phase" arrival is accomplished and that the rest of the trip is not too challenging.