It is June 24. just about time to go to Garneton East. Davy, the young man who recently started working with us (he grew up in the church here) brought his fiancée today to have lunch with us. She is sorta shy, petite, pretty, and not used to being around Americans! She didn’t like our lunch, which turned out to be a disaster because my crock pot got turned off and the food wasn’t very hot. Oh! Well! So much for first impressions. Her name is Christine. She is a member at the church here, and is in a type of Home Economics course in town. I believe they plan to be married some time next year.
Davy and Christine went with us to the afternoon Bible Study group. There were four adults besides us, and about 20 kids who were in high spirits. Christine came to help me. Is she my answer to prayer? She did great. At the end she said, “How do you manage by yourself?” Praise the Lord she isn’t scared off, and said she will come again! I think there are times when she can’t come due to school.
We took care of the grandkids on Wednesday and Thursday while Nathan and Rachel went away for their anniversary. The kids did really well. Nathan and Rachel and Smiths got back Friday afternoon. So thankful there were no accidents while they were gone. Mark did a superb job of taking care of little John John.
Saturday a group from the church went on visitation with us to Garneton East again. I believe there was one profession of faith.
We leave with Nathan and Rachel and family on Tuesday to go to Lusaka. They fly out early on Wednesday. I have an appointment at the American Embassy to get pages added to my passport. We plan to return on Thursday Lord willing. The Smiths fly out early on Thursday morning, so we will take them to the airport. They are driving down with Phil Hunt on Tuesday also.
So thankful for Emmanuel, Who never leaves nor forsakes,
Sandy for us both