Friday, April 22, 2011

Sad News at Mbingo

Yesterday afternoon (Thursday) an internal medicine resident's four year old son died very suddenly.  The doctor's name is Dr. Koudjo.  His son had some kind of operation on his leg and died either very shortly afterward or while still on the table.  The details are a bit sketchy.

Also, I've mentioned to you that my next-door neighbor, Mildred, has a boy Annaleigh's age who has cancer.  He died this afternoon.  Both deaths are so terribly sad.  Both boys have already been buried.  Here they bury young children extremely quickly.

Please be in prayer for both of these families who follow the Lord.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Following in Daddy's Footsteps

Children Playing

Abigail and Annaleigh enjoy playing with some of our other neighbors.  Patricia, Preston, JC, & Daniel are reading a book with the girls on our front porch.


Our Growing Boy

Not One But Two Dishwashers!

Strangely Quiet?

I know I have not posted a lot in the last few weeks. I have a new photo or two to post. I am sure you'd all like to hear from Joel, as well. Hopefully soon he will be able to post something.

We continue to enjoy the beautiful scenery and cool temps here at Mbingo. We are always in the 60-80 degree range here and it is wonderful! We are enjoying getting to know both the long-term missionaries as well as the volunteers who are here for short-term work.

This morning in my time with the Lord I heard Him telling me to rest in Him and be made whole. I sense Him with me strongly today and am loving it! He is wanting me to keep my eyes on Him.

We continue to appreciate your prayers as Joel continues to evaluate things at the hospital. It's an amazing place. They even provide physical therapy and chemo and radiation for patients.

More to come. We love and miss you all much.