Sunday, June 29, 2008

Lost and Found

So this weekend we all experienced a heartbreaking phone call asking us to pray for the containers that were supposed to be arriving in Lilongwe (full of things for the new hospital). We received word a while ago that the two containers had been split up and were going different routes. Now they were telling us that one of the containers had been broken into, completely trashed, and was now in China... after many prayers were spoken and many tears were shed, Kari, who has been in charge of the containers from the beginning, started researching and realized that our container's identification number did not exactly match the number on the container in China. Somehow they had mistaken the 'broken into container' in China for ours, when in fact, our container was no where near there and was completely intact! Praise God! Here is the email Kari wrote yesterday afternoon:

"We had a moment of crisis this morning, but I am happy to report we are back on track. Our 40 ft. container will arrive on the ABC (African Bible College) campus possibly as we speak (sometime this weekend). We have found the 20 ft. container and it is in customs in Beira, hopefully to arrive while Forrest (our electrician) & Virginia Lange are there. Lets pray that God will open doors for Forrest so he and Virginia will be able to accomplish everything he has planned. 1 more mountain climbed before we take off... Glad to be a part of this team, Kari"

Thanks Kari, for all your hard work dealing with the containers! We are all glad that you are a part of this team too! :) And thanks God for keeping the containers safe! Maybe this little scare helped us to remember that You really do have this planned out! We need to trust You!

Monday, June 23, 2008

WACCwear was a hit at the WACC Summer KickOff Picnic!

On Sunday, Team Malawi braved the 100ยบ heat and sold a total of 60 tshirts and 16 sweatshirts at WACC's Summer KickOff Picnic. All proceeds are going to our trip to Malawi. Though hot and tired, Team Malawi was excited about selling the shirts. Linda said it well, "What a blessing it was to see the team at work - everyone so "pumped" and up for the task."

It was great insight into how the team will be in Malawi! I am proud and excited to be a part of that team! Keep up the great work! Only 37 more days until we're off on our life-changing adventure!

Saturday, June 21, 2008