Thursday, January 29, 2009

Back in Nigeria

Thanks for your prayers for safety in travel back to Abuja, Nigeria...our layover in Lagos was dicey, but we made it through (albeit, with $40 less than before) ! Prompts us pray for the Lord to convict hearts of so much corruption and dishonest gain. Josh and I returned on Sunday afternoon where his fiance and some of our friends met us a the airport. It has been sweet reunions over the past few days! There are many great changes that have taken place, and we are all excited about the changes the Lord wants to do in and through us. Slept through the night finally so maybe I'm on the road to recovery from jet-lag. Jeanette Lange arrives tomorrow morning, and we'll have a full schedule for the next five days as we prepare for a three-day women's conference where she will be teaching five sessions on being a godly woman, mother, and wife. Soooo excited to host her in my lonely flat! I am anticipating much encouragement from her since that's just who she encourager! Thank God for her and for her visit to Africa!!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Testifying of His Goodness

Love, love, love testifying of God's goodness and protection with His kids! I jumped at the opportunity to share pictures and to describe life in Nigeria with 90 public school children on Wednesday, then to about 30 Jr. and Sr. High students at a Christian school today. The students were very inquisitive especially about the Jos riots. I love telling them about the God I serve Who reaches out to a lost world, while still so many are struggling to reach out to God through their actions.
My niece, Lydi-bug, is full of surprises. She's saying over 20 words and even has her own language. Her parents and I have encouraged her by responding to her babbled communication.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Still in the States

Just returned from the CC mission's conference which was amazing! Had such a great time catching up with friends and was so encouraged by the speakers. Less than two weeks away from returning to Nigeria, I'm jazzed. I'm excited to get back in the game and finish well.