Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Headed Home

For the last several months whenever Kaitlyn and Kristell are really tired, they usually say, "I just want to go home."  Well, the day has finally come.  Tonight, the Lord willing, we leave for Africa.

We depart JFK airport in New York City at 10:52 tonight.
We have a nine hour layover in Ghana, Africa tomorrow, then two more flights.  Eventually, we will land in Bloemfontein, South Africa on Thursday morning at 9:05.

We would really appreciate your prayer for this long journey!
  • Safety
  • For God's help with check-in, luggage, customs, and immigration.  (Our luggage allowance is definitely maxed out.  Please pray that nothing is overweight!)
  • For the nine hour layover in Ghana--safety, good health, protection against crime and corruption.  Also pray that Kaitlyn and Kristell won't get too bored!!
Finally, pray for us as we readjust to "home" in Lesotho.  There will definitely be some challenges--cleaning up after the fire at our house, re-adapting to culture, and adjusting to some new ministry roles.

Jeremy and Delani Howard have invited us to stay with them until we can get our house back in livable condition.  They live in South Africa just a few miles from the border of Lesotho.  We are really looking forward to being with them!

Thanks to each person who contributed to our successful deputation by praying for us, supporting us financially, hosting us in your homes, letting us share at your churches, and so many other ways!  We are blessed with MANY friends!!

Since our flight isn't until late tonight, we are looking forward to a little sightseeing in New York City today.

Monday, July 7, 2014

House Fire 2

If you are interested in more pictures of the fire damage at our house, Hope International Missions posted them on their web site.  http://him.hopeinternational.cc/urgent-prayer-needed/

House Fire

Last Thursday (the 3rd of July) we got the shocking news that there was a fire at our house.  We don't know exactly what happened, but we believe something went wrong with our solar system--perhaps a short circuit somewhere.  Because of God's providence the fire was only in two rooms and a hall, but the whole house has smoke damage.  We still don't know the full extent of the damage, but it seems the biggest loss was books from my (Glenn's) library and our music cds.  An older laptop was also ruined, but all the files on it were backed up.  The girls are very sad that at least some of their stuffed animals and dolls didn't survive.  We do not believe there was any structural damage to the house because most of it is made of asbestos panels on a steel framework.  Following are a couple black and white pictures.  Sorry they aren't color.

Some of the books did not burn.

Our cds and cd player were on top of the book case above my desk.
We would really appreciate your prayers during this rather difficult time.  There has been a great revival in our village, and we wonder if this might be an attack from the devil.

Join us in praising the Lord that the house was not burned down and that our dear friends and neighbors were able to save most of our belongings.   We understand that they have already begun cleaning the house to trying to get rid of the smoke damage.  We could not ask for kinder, more faithful friends than the Nthabi family and our other neighbors.  Please lift them up in prayer, too!