"Strength and honor are her clothing; she shall rejoice in time to come." Proverbs 31:25
Hello from Tanzania! Pictured above are some large pieces of bright-colored cloth...each called a "kanga" (con-ga). Very popular in Africa, women wear this piece of cloth as a skirt, top, apron, shawl, towel, use old ones for diapers, tie up firewood in it...you name it. In fact, there is a book called "101 Uses for a Kanga."
Short and sweet...is our theme for today's report! Our family is doing fine except that Candace is sick (possible strep throat). Thank you for your prayers for Esther (from church) who was admitted to the hospital last week for ear problems but now is much better. We had a good crowd for worship today at Kisongo (about 100).
Spotlight... is on Julius Odaka, a first-year ACSOP student in the English program. From Uganda, Julius was baptized in 2000 and is married with two children. He worshipped with the Nandwa church of Christ until 2009 until he established another congregation named Nandwa "B." Julius and another Christian take turns preaching there. Julius has also been a part of establishing three other congregations!
You're a What?
Upon hearing that we are missionaries, six-year-old Elijah said, "We're missionaries??"
Heather answered, "Yes."
Elijah: "You're a missionary?"
Heather: "Yes, and you are, too!"
Elijah: "I'm not a missionary...I live in Africa!"
It's funny...we just assumed he knew! We are so appreciative of the furlough funds we have received! May you have a wonderful day and a blessed week. Thanks again for your prayers.
We'll end with a quote we read recently:
"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one." --Jane Howard
With Love from Africa,
Jimmy, Trina, Lindsey, Abigail, Heather, Candace, Stuart, David, Naomi, Elijah and Matthew
To see the Gee report with pictures, please click here.