Monday, September 26, 2011

Patti has arrived

We were very excited to pick up Patti from the airport on Thursday.  She is from our sending church and will be helping mainly in the Care Home- helping right now with the cleaning and stocking, helping in a few weeks with the training, and helping in the future as we model compassionate care and oversee the workers.
This takes a huge burden off me and allows for me to continue home schooling the girls and focus on the Care Home administration and Bible studies with the workers and patients.
We are very blessed!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A little gift from God

Monday was our last day of interviewing women to work at the Calvary Care Home.  It was actually almost an after thought- asking Pastor Clement if there were any willing ladies from his church.  But, we know it was the prodding of the Holy Spirit.

We really only needed one more lady and desired a committed Christian with a good work ethic and compassionate spirit.  Well, we got that lady just a few minutes after arriving!  Clement said that he and his wife Thuli had talked the night before and because of her desire to work with sick people, she would like to interview for the position.  My jaw dropped open!  I almost couldn't believe what I was hearing.  Thuli is amazing- a dedicated pastor's wife with a burden for people to know the Lord, sweet personality, incredible work ethic and a good friend.

We hired her on the spot and I felt like I had just been given a gift wrapped package from my Heavenly Father!

Friday, September 16, 2011


Thursday was such a fun day!  We had the opportunity to interview 6 women from Enseleni Baptist Church for potential employment at the Care Home.  It was great to see the women's excitement about the job, yet sad to hear how HIV has personally touched their families and friends.  Most of them have cared for dying family members (AIDS) and described even tending to the body after they had passed.  You could see the compassion for these situations on their faces.
Now comes the difficulty of choosing the right people.  Please pray that God would give us guidance and discernment.  We are excited to start training the workers and have a chance to build into their lives!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Warmer Weather

Warmer weather is upon us and the girls get creative with their outdoor play.  Nothing like the older child convincing the younger one to pull her with the dog harness!
Warmer weather brings more meals ate outside, lots of play time, quick drying laundry, mold, flies, sweating, swimming and the heat.  The dreaded heat!  The bad months (end of Dec- March) can get miserable.  There were times last year when the girls and I gave up on doing school and went to the air-conditioned mall.  It was just too hot to even think :)