It was one year ago today I was diagnosed with appendicitis and spent an overnight at the Mbabane Swaziland Clinic...followed by;
5 months in hospital
1 international move
1000 new kids fed and told about Jesus in South Africa
50 lbs - then +
4 months traveling the USA fundraising and connecting and finalizing surgeries
100's of friends
1000's of prayers
Yet the most amazing number through it all.
1 amazing God that shows His love in the most creative and exciting ways. That never leaves us. That fights on our behalf. That supports, comforts, and guides us. That changes lives for all eternity right before our eyes. That still works miracles. That will always have His way-and that way is always better than our way.
Now we are back at it in South Africa. Have settled in to a rental property that is also the offices and a flat that we will sublease to another missionary. We have been visiting each of the 15 sites that we have been feeding children at, and determining the best way forward to ensure discipleship and equipping helps each community. Praying for Church partners in the USA interested in sponsoring children and planting churches or partnering with existing churches - both being run by African pastors and leaders.
Awed, humbled, amazed, blessed, graced, loved.