This last weekend Joe and I had the opportunity to return to Botswana for their District Assembly. It was a great weekend of catching up and of hearing what God is doing all over the Botswana District.
We drove there on Friday afternoon and were blessed to arrive at the border moments before a large charter bus full of school children arrived :)! We were very thankful that we arrived before and not after them! :)
We stayed with the DS and his family and had a wonderful time of fellowship with them through out the entire weekend. We even had the opportunity to have a Botswana braai (cookout) with them.
On Saturday we were able to see the Pastor and his wife and several other people from the Bokaa community that we had been with the Team. It was great to reconnect with them and hear the stories of how God is working. We just heard from them again this week and they had 82 in attendance in church last week! God is blessing their ministry and the community around them. We are excited to be a small part of that revival. Pray for Pastor Oboy and his wife Tiny as they continue to lead the church in Bokaa! Pray that God would also raise up other leaders to help them in that work.
On Thursday we were invited to attend the closing chapel for NTC where the 3rd year students who are graduating had a chance to share what their time at NTC had meant to them. The Principal of NTC also washed each of the 3rd year student’s feet. It was a blessing to be a part of that service. Pray for them as they return home and seek God’s direction on what to do next.
Following the service there was a lunch to honor a retiring missionary who has been serving for almost 30 years in Theological Education on the South Field. She is a testament to being faithful to the call of God on her life. Pray for her as she returns to the states to a place that has not been home for almost 3 decades.
This weekend we were planning on going camping with the Marshall’s (fellow missionaries on the South Field). But the forecast called for rain most of the weekend and we decided to have a stay-cation instead. We built a fort in our office and the kids had lots of fun playing in that. Then on Saturday we went to an indoor water place and swam and played all day. Sunday we went to church and then had lunch with another missionary family. All and all it was a great weekend of relaxing and enjoying being together.
God is good! All the time! And He continues to bless and keep us and we are thankful! Thanks for your prayers, emails, and support! We love you!
Until next time remember – kids have infinitely more energy than adults do so if you start something like an active game you better have an exit strategy or an energy drink :)