Jeremiah 29:11 tells us that God know the plans He has for us, plans to prosper us and not harm us, plans to give us hope and a future. This scripture seems to have been popping up all over for me. I think Gods trying to tell me something. Life seems to be hectic over here in South Africa and I for one am very happy that God has plans for us. Glory!
So whats been happening in the last few months? Well in January David and I got to get away and we went to Cape Town. What a gorgeous place! I went out first to go to a Home School Conference. I met a lot of great ladies there and found out a lot about home schooling in the process. David met me after the conference and we had a great time regrouping and just being us for a long weekend. The day after we returned the kids started a new school year. Emily is now in 6th grade, Leah is in 4th and Micah is in 2nd. We have been blessed with great teachers again.
In February, David got to visit Botswana, where he met with fellow workers and got to fellowship with their families. They really took care of him up there. David and the other Treasurers here got trained on a new software system. It was an intense 3 week training. Lets just say it has been very stressful on the whole team. The kids had mid-term break last weekend and we went to Swaziland for the weekend. We had a great trip. We stayed with some friends and David got to go to a rural Bible study. It was nice to get away and regroup.
Now that it is March things are not slowing down. David had surgery on his right middle finger Tuesday. He got the joint replaced with a silicone joint. The surgery went very well and he should be fully recuperated in about 6 weeks. We are so thankful to God, He sent us to the only country in the world that would perform the surgeries on his feet and this one on his finger. Also, on Tuesday we led our first Crown Financial Ministries. It went very well and we are looking forward to the next 9 weeks. We are celebrating 2 birthdays this weekend. David's birthday is Sunday and Leah's birthday is Tuesday, she will be 10. Tonight we are having a birthday sleepover with Leah and her friends. She is very excited. At the end of March we will be travelling to northern South Africa for a meeting with fellow workers. Again it will be nice to get away.
Pray for David finger healing quickly.
Pray for David and Leah's birthdays.
Pray for the Treasurers that are very stressed.
Pray for decisions our family is making.
Pray for the meeting at the end of March.
Pray for our Crown Financial Ministries group.