May 1, 2023
I cannot believe it’s May already! That means we head home in just a few short days! I have very mixed emotions. I really miss my family (and to be honest, my bed), but I don’t want to leave either! There’s something about being able to focus solely on ministering to others and sharing the gospel all day every day…it’s hard to explain. You really should just experience it.
Today was our off day and we went to the animal preserve. We woke up to some sad news, though. Janine had been up all night sick so she and Ed would not be going. We missed having them along, but we did have a good time. We did both a truck tour and a boat on the river. We got to see many animals but got to see two different sets of elephants pretty close up! You’ll need to check my facebook (probably tomorrow because I’m tired) to see some great pics! We had lunch at the park as well. On the way home we passed a couple of the teachers from HFF’s school. They had been at a leadership training and were waiting for a bus home. Ovi asked where they were going and since we had plenty of room, we gave them a ride. It was nice to meet Alice and Mercy who both teach the equivalent of 1st grade. They were very happy to see Ovi and giggled and laughed a lot.
We got home so see Janine up (only for about 10 min) and about, which was good to see. Shortly after, Lita brought down dinner and Janine went back to bed. She has the first stage of malaria, but was able to get several medicines which should take care of it—hopefully quickly! Dinner was delicious, as usual. Some sort of pasta with sausage and lots and lots of cheese. We all pitched in to finish dishes. Ed aggravated me. So just a normal evening. I think we are all pretty tired.
Tomorrow we plan to go to Nasedegu to hand out tracts. Obviously, we will chat to anyone who will listen about our wonderful Savior and His beautiful plan of salvation. Please pray for strength, and boldness as we go out. I will go out with this in mind from today 2 Corinthians 4:1-3 “therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.” It is for us to share the truth about God’s salvation and judgment. It is for God to do the rest.