LIVING AND LEARNING BY
As we are living here in Malawi we are learning so
many things! Realizing we are not here just to give, but as students, learning from Jesus the lessons of life. Being
stretched and seeing our own poverty (of heart) and the need for dependence upon the Father. Staying so close that we can
hear His heartbeat! Jesus said "......learn from Me......"
"Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle
and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." Matthew 11:29
It is very easy to become "weary in well doing" and we
need to find our refuge in Him daily.
"You shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence"
"Be of good courage, and He will strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord." Psalms 31:20&24
Thank you all for upholding our arms in prayer as we love on the
people of Malawi!!!
These are a few things that have been happening in the last two
GOD'S HEARTBEAT... IN THE MULTITUDES, HE SEES THE ONE!
May 2-5 here in Bangula we had an Iris Conference. This happens
every year drawing many from the villages from near and far to come for teachings, prayer and free food! Even if they
only are drawn by free food, they are hearing the Word of God! Many were saved, delivered and healed! It was a time of singing,
dancing and celebration! You could hear the people from miles away!!!
This is Miriam. I had the privilege to pray for her. I found her in brokenness,
weeping before God, in shame and fear. Her husband is dead and has left her a widow with AIDS. The same story repeated over
and over again here in Africa! By the end of the conference she was rejoicing, Jesus had set her free!!!
GOD'S HEARTBEAT... THAT WE LOVE ONE ANOTHER
Friday, LeRoy had the privilege of sharing with 300 pastors from different
churches. They gathered under the shade of a tree hearing the message of Jesus' heart in John 17. LeRoy carries such
a passion to see unity in the body of Christ which is a problem here with denominational divisions. The next day was
LeRoy's 61 birthday (young at heart :) and he said seeing and hearing their response was the best present he could ever receive!!!
Thank you Lord, seal those words in their hearts!!!
Lord, bind us together with cords (Your love) that cannot be
GOD'S HEART BEATS FOR THE WIDOWS AND THE FATHERLESS
Many of you have asked about Mercy and her family??? God's amazing love
has been pouring out on this little family! Long story short but we bought the little mud hut they call home for $90! It is
on a good plot of land with several shade trees. Our plans are to build them a two room house with cement slab (instead dirt
floor), fired bricks (that won't melt in the rainy season), tin roof (that won't blow away). More news on this later as it
If you remember I had asked prayer for Kandiyero. He is the middle child.
As you can see he has a big belly, skinny arms and legs and he had been very lethargic. At first we thought malnutrition,
but we took him to two doctors and eventually were sent to Queens Hospital in Blantyre (which is an experience in itself!!!
)They have been there in the hospital for 2 1/2 weeks now and just yesterday he received surgery for blocked bowels. He has
had this condition for so long, but because of poverty they do not even consider going to the doctor! Yet they don't always
find help there either! The medical situation here is so bad!!! Being at Queens, there is such hopelessness everywhere. Lack
of doctors, medicine etc! So very sad!
But praise God we finally know what the problem is and he had surgery. Please
pray he will not become infected. They have not corrected the problem, just emptied his little body of all those toxins. He
will be returning in the near future for corrective surgery. Please pray this will happen soon and the doctors will know what
they are doing!!!!! Why they did not do this all at once, I do not know???? Continue to pray for Kondiyero, he is such
a sweetie. I want to see him strong and grow up to be a mighty man of God
Does Mercy look happy or what!!! We brought her this doll from America (it
is impossible to find black dolls here!!). She named it Marita (Martha) and she carries her around on her back. Adults and
children alike marvel at Marita. They have never seen a doll that looks so real. We have not found a doctor yet for
Mercy, Kondiyero became our focus for now. But on Thursday I was speaking to a friend in Blantyre and she said she has a dentist
friend who wants to have a look at her. Small steps but moving forward! Her smile has already beginning from the inside out.
She is a different little girl from when I first met her!!! She has been very sad this last few weeks though because she had
to remain behind while the rest of the family has been in Blantyre. This has been very difficult for her! But we have been
going over to the house where she is staying and visiting her and bringing them food.
Please continue to pray for Mercy for God's perfect will. We received
an email from a doctor who was in Zambia for two weeks who was willing to see her but we had no way to get her there in the
short notice we had. This same doctor will be in Kenya in Sept. so this a possibility, but still not an easy task! Sometimes
I think I would love to bring her to America so she can get the help she needs.
Oh here is a funny thing I need to share with you! Her name is not Mercy!
Her real name is Nurse and they pronounce it Nursey???? don't ask?? Her young sisters name is Mboy (boy)????? But I call her
Mercy because that is what God is showing her and will continue to show her and her family. Also I thought she was so much
younger, like maybe 10. But I think she is 12 or 13 because her body is changing :) and growing into a young lady!
Learning and living by heart is not always an easy thing! We tend to "lean
on our own understanding" and forget to "acknowledge Him in all our ways". But like I said we are students and
sometimes fail these test of life, but the cool thing is there is no failing in the School of the Holy Spirit. You just
get to take it again until you get it!!!! So we cry out each new day "Lord we need YOU, Your wisdom and discernment,
guide us with Your heartbeat this day!" We can do nothing apart from Him but in Him all things are possible. So here we are
in Malawi believing for "Great Big things from a Great Big God, a God of mercy!"
God bless each and everyone of you for partnering with us in prayer for
the Malawian people. We can feel the prayer support we get and so appreciate it. Thank you very much!!! We love you!!
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In His Loving Care,