Saturday, June 28, 2008

Camp Time...

Hey guys, hopefully I will have more pics of where we are living and such. It is freeeezing here. I can see my breath when I wake up in the morning lieing in my bed...I'm sure you thought Africa was supposed to be hot. It is winter here, its great during the day though just like Spring. Our first team comes in today so we are excited to welcome them and welcome their help :). The Foxworthy's from Brookhills have been here this week and have been a joy to be with.

We start camp on Monday and are expecting around 400 kids, we have about 40 translators there as most of the kids will speak a couple different languages. So please pray for communication, healing ( a lot of people on our team are sick), and that the LORD multiplies our resources and the kids come to know the love of our LORD.

Here is a pic of us in the back of the blue bullet with camp supplies, and yes we road the whole way with hula hoops around us...we got some looks

Saturday, June 21, 2008

I live with a famous kid...

This is Alfie, this missionaries adopted son. He really is famous. Every place we go people will pick him up and hold him and they don't even know him...I promise its EVERYWHERE. Then we went to a restaurant that cooks pizza and they let him cook his own in the kitchen, I look over and Alfman is just hanging out with the cooks. On the plane from Cape Town to Pretoria the girl that was doing the announcing at the end of the flight told him to be good at school the next day. Its histerical, he could make friends with the wall.

Quick update

Hello all. Sorry the post have been few and far between. We get internet about once a week for an hour, so if I'm scattered thats why. I have been learning a lot in the past couple of days and experienced some healing that I needed. When you are in Africa and you have nothing to distract you the Lord really starts dealing with you. I was talking to someone the other night about being on this journey of life and we were just talking about how so many times we want to be doing the next thing. Its like we keep looking to that next destination in life and pretty soon we have just missed the life that is right in front of us. This life is a journey not a destination. I am learning that daily.

Restoration has been so good for me. The Lord continues to restore me daily. I am working with three other college age girls and my heart grows for them daily. I can not picture doing this journey without them. It has really birthed a passion in me for working with college aged girls.

I am also overcoming my fear of mice...HA. Right I know...basically overcoming consists of me being able to fall asleep at night. Hopefully we have about gotten rid of them all, although I'm fairly positive one died under our cabin, or we just all stink pretty bad.

This week we will continue to prepare for camp and just continue to let the LORD deal with us so that we are ready to invest in kids and the teams coming. Our first team comes in on Saturday and then we will start camp that following Monday!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Pics from the Cape

We are back at Alabanza, planning camp and getting settled. Here are the pics requested:

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Cape Town

These posts are just going to be short and sweet sorry my internet is not very fast. We are here in Cape Town until Tuesday. Its amazing, all you imagine and more. I went to Cape Point today, southernmost tip of Africa. I sat on the side of this mountain and just looked at the beauty the Lord has created and cried. I really can not describe. I took pics and will hopefully get to post soon. I feel like Cape Town has just been this blessing that the Lord has been saving for me...after all those long nights of thinking Lord why am I here what am I doing with my life and then to show up here and let Him just minister to me through his creation. My heart has just been full of joy, I never sleep in the car just waiting to see what the next turn holds. If you know me you know I can't be in the car without falling asleep.

We return to Alabanza Tuesday night and then hit the ground running preparing for camp and such.

Thursday, June 5, 2008


We arrived in Jo'burg yesterday afternoon, got somewhat of a nights rest and then jumped back on a plane this morning. We will be in Capetown until Tues. Let me tell you it is a blessing to be here. Capetown is beautiful and you can see two different oceans from the balcony of the house we are staying in. I will probably spend a lot of time out there :). I have a very slow connection right now so just wanted to check in and let you know that I'm doing great.

Love and miss you all...Han and Drew only 2 brown cars and they were security hmmmm

Monday, June 2, 2008

Here we go....

I haven't posted nearly enough on here. So many little details of my life that I have yet to share. Not that I will have more time in Africa but I will post when I get there...hopefully. I am almost all packed. I'm convinced I have too much stuff, how do you pack for 3 months in the dead winter of africa???

Okay more thank you notes to write...if you don't receive one its not because I don't love you, I just may have fallen asleep before I got to your name :).

Amber Out