What a great month for RAIN! Our prayers have been answered and crops are getting what they need for what looks like a great harvest. It has been a challenge to get food out for the kids at both sites this month. Rivers have been over flowing and our travels have been interesting. We are blessed our vehicles can pass through high waters if Michael is driving. If it is above my knees I dont like to try it. :) Our trip out with Mid month supplies we could not pass. the waters where very high and rushing. Michael stood on the back of the truck to try and get a single with our phone to call the ladies. He was able to use the speaker phone and get them to bring the Ox cart to collect the food on the other side of the river. He made several trips across with eggs, cabbage, tomatoes, bread buns and meat. Mama Daisy was traveling with us and decided she would cross the river so she would not miss any more days after a family funeral in town. The next several pictures are of that afternoon.
The building at House of Hope is coming slowly with the rains. Another roof is on and another room is being plastered. The first room now has it's floor poured too.
House of Faiths maize crop loved the fertilizer it received mid January and is now making cobs of corn.
We decided to plant sweet potatoes and beans in the garden this year looking forward to seeing what they will do in March.
We received two new children this month both boys. Chabota came to us after his mother was found dead early morning after complaining of chest pains the night before. He is 18 months old and does not like white skinned people just yet. :) Mama Mary has done a wonderful job helping him feel welcomed in his new home.
Baby Peter is just two weeks old and his mother is having mental problems. We are caring for Peter becasue he needed a place of safety. We will sit with his family at the end of March to see our way forward with Peter. We are praying his mother can be helped and can care for him again soon.
Traveling out last week we saw a rainbow!
Michael saw a dung beetle as we where going to House of Faith. I look ahead as to where we are going and somehow he always sees little animals on the road .
As we traveled to the House of Hope there are rivers and streams that overflow. Michael got us across without problems and also helped a young man on a bicycle up the hill with his loaded bicycle.
These are a few pictures of the kids holding a valentines heart. They are all special in HIS sight!
Michael has been out teaching two weeks a month even in all the rain! It has been a challenge just staying dry but all three classes are moving well.
I spent a lot of time in Kalomo this past month becasue of the rains and not wanting to travel out alone in the mud and cross the high river. Hoping to have more pictures and stories for you next month. Thanks for prayers!
Linda Jones has been a missionary for over 23 years. She enjoys working with children and anyone in need.