Before moving on to all the "new happenings" some of you have told us that you would appreciate an update on the prayer requests from previous posts. Here we go:
The church in Nhagoya: 2 weeks ago, Rodger helped the young people of the church put up our large tent for use as a cover for the building that has a collapsed roof. They are enjoying meeting in a shady and dry spot now. Praise the Lord!
Our electric bill situation seems to be resolved! After 9 months, we finally received an actual bill and paid it!
Neighborhood Bible Club: Megan and I continue to meet with our neighbor kids weekly at our house. We learn songs, have a bible story, do a craft and play games. The first week, they sat quietly and acted kind of nervous around us. The second week, they responded more to questions. The third week, they engaged us in conversations about school and helped Megan learn her colors in Portuguse. The fourth week, both Megan and I got hugs and kisses as they left. The fifth week, two of the fathers showed up at the gate to find out just what in the world is going on with our children and these white girls! You get the picture. God is opening the doors for us in this community and with the families of these children. At a recent "bride price party" for Megan and her fiance, Mike, who was visiting from the U.S.(you can read the story on Megan's blog: mozambiquemeg.blogspot.com) The children arrived with their mothers to help us celebrate.
CALLING ALL TEACHERS: Still no responses except from my friend, Pam, who is a fifth grade teacher but has a senior in high school daughter and can't come....YET!! Please keep praying!