Sunday, July 10, 2011

Week 7 in Africa (and 1 week left!)

We're down to the final days! We've been here for long enough that I've come to think of West Africa almost as home- it isn't all that odd to me anymore to see cows walking into the yard or Zarma chit-chat outside my window. I actually touched the walls of our mud-brick house the other day and told myself I might actually miss living in there. We've got one more week in the country, then it's back across the ocean for these two girls! I'm sad, to say the least.

Hanging out with the "family" on a rainy and "cold" day

This past week has been so much fun and pretty eventful! Our friend BB was able to come out the village and stay for 2 nights with us in our humble abode of a mud house. It is interesting, to say the least, to live with a West African. She found our food choices (peanut butter crackers & granola bars) hilarious, so we lucked out and got a few African meals. Like I said, we loved having her around!

Not as easy as it looks

With BB by our side, we were able to share Christ's story with a group of women and plenty of kids! There have been so many women who have been able to hear Truth, and we are thankful for that. We shared several Bible stories with the kids who routinely visit our compound, and they drank in every single word of every story! It was so amazing to watch their attentive faces as BB translated the stories to them. Please keep praying for our conversations in the last few days we have left in the village. We have 2 full days left, and we want to finish the race strong! Pray that we'll continue to stay healthy (something that the Lord has been extremely gracious about) and that we will have enough energy to give all of ourselves to the women & children around us. Pray for the Fox family, who just got to the country this week and will be moving to our village in just a few months. We can't wait to hear how the Lord grows what we have planted by using this family!

Once again, thank you so much for praying for us throughout the summer. The Lord has heard every single prayer and has been answering them very specifically. We are so so thankful for it! Keep praying for the Songhai, even in these last few days of our service here in West Africa. God is good!

We have become quite the home decorators

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