Saturday, May 23, 2009

I am staying a little longer.

We thank the Lord we have had an excellent week. It has gone by so fast but we have been kept safe as we worked and we have had good health. It has been a productive week. We got all the block laying finished on the first part of the building finally after having to wait several days for the last few hundred blocks to come. We also have all the timbers up to support the roof and we finished putting on all the roof sheeting that we have this morning. We need more sheets to cover the veranda but the building itself is covered. All the windows are in and a couple of the doors. It has been exciting for us to see the building coming along. Neither Albert nor I have done this kind of construction before but the Lord has blessed us with a lot of wisdom to make it look like we know what we are doing.

You can thank Albert for the pictures in this post. His camera wasn't working when he got here so he has been using mine.
Playing the drum Sunday morning

We have been very busy this week with the work on the Admin building, but we hope to take some time off next week so that we can go and see some villages, so Albert with get to see a little more of Mozambique then just the construction site. Because we have been rather busy I have not had time to type up my update before coming to the internet cafe, so sorry they are a little shorter then normally. I am going to have to get Albert to stop working me so hard. It is such a blessing to have him here to work a long side with. I wish he could stay longer, but anyways I will enjoy him while he is here and miss him when he is gone.

Laying up the gable end.

Gazani and Albert in their cool shades.

Timbers all in place.

Roof on.
Back veranda waiting roof sheeting still to be ordered.

Installing a window.

Me at the local laundry mat.

The market in Lichinga.

Can't forget the eggs.

Thanks so much for your prayers for my flight changes. Finally after trying about five times to change my flights, last Monday I was able to use the internet at some other missionaries’ house here in Lichinga and I was finally able to make the changes. Lord willing I will leave Lichinga on July 2 and arrive in Canada on July 4th. I have about five weeks left here in Moz. I am really enjoying my time here and I feel God still has Mozambique in his plans for me. I am not sure when but Lord willing I will be returning here to Mozambique maybe around September or October. I would appreciate your prayers for this as well. I do not know how long I will be returning for. I just know I am to come back and stay until the Lord shows me I am to be somewhere else. The Lord has been using the time here to gain a lot of things in my life and my will. He is leading me and I have no other desire but to follow Him wherever that may take me. I have not always felt that I could do and I know that he is the one doing it through me but I thank the Lord for the changes He is making in me.
I am looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible while I am “home” (They say home is where the heart is and God is pulling my heart to Mozambique), but I will still enjoy being back, because I am not sure when I will be able to get together with you next. You know you are always welcome to come and visit here in Moz whenever you feel you would like to though.

1 comment:

Mom said...

Wow, great pictures... go Albert!! Interesting stack of mattresses! Is that wash tub the one you had started on before you left before?? We love pictures... colorful Africa!