Saturday, September 24, 2011

First Impressions

Once again I am squeezing in a couple minutes to blog from the Nelspruit Mall. There is so much to share and so many photos to post. here is just a smattering from the last two weeks
In flight from Hong Kong to Johannesburg

Krugar National Park

Making Friends at Michel's Children's Village. Every morning we run the "Toddler Time" and in the afternoon with help with the after school program. There are always kids to supervise, noses to wipe and hugs to be given. What could be better?! The picture of Jason playing soccer is at the Backdoor Church. Isn't that an amazing view?

Yesterday we went on a home visit to the local community called Backdoor. Iris Ministries has a preschool, Bible School and daily feeding program in the Backdoor. Jason and I were able to give a Bible teaching before the feeding time. After that we visited a family in the community that was going through a hard time. The wife Talitha was stabbed in the chest yesterday and nearly died. We got to pray for her and her three kids. Little baby Zoe was so precious but not feeling very well so we got to cuddle and pray for her as well. Zoe's mother has HIV and Zoe may as well. In Backdoor 1 out of 2 people are infected with HIV.

Our time here is going by very quickly. This upcoming Thursday we will take a bus across the border to Maputo, Mozambique where we will spend the night before flying to Pemba in the morning. Please pray for protection during this time of transition. God is certainly showing us that he is in control and worthy of our trust.


  1. Thanks for the update. The people are so beautiful. The picture with Annette holding hands and Josiah with his arms around his friends says it all. love you

  2. yeah! Pictures!!!! Love hearing all you have been up to. Our prayers are with you and we will especially keep you in prayers with your travel later this week.

  3. Love it! Thanks for the pictures and being so motivated to update, we're all so excited to hear how things are going! Will be praying. :)

  4. So glad we can follow your work in Africa with photos, too. Your children are so beautiful, Christine. I'm praying for you and yours.

    God bless!