Thursday, May 29, 2008

He came home in one piece...

Bob with a friend in Luwanga, Zambia. His name is McDonald ( we always think of french fries when we say his name. ) McDonald is going to be a full time missionary out in a village! He will be doing what ABC is all about. Training Africans to reach and teach other Africans!
One of the big cats on the safari trip and that is with out zooming in!
Here is the Senior Class this year. Remember the girls from the Pancakes. Those are my girls.
On the way to Safari
God's Beautiful Creation!!!

He said it was a great time. He said he was soo close to the lions he was even a little bit scared. What Bob be scared?!? The seniors had a great time. Doesn't anyone want to come and visit? We would love to have you. Come and have fun with us!

So today we start our busy end of the year stuff. We are hosting a team from San Diego Flood church. They will be here for 8 days. We have a 2 day conference this weekend and then we have Baccalaurette to prepare for and off we go in to Graduation week.
So I will have more pictures to come from this week!
Love you and will keep more stories coming! Amy Louise

Friday, May 23, 2008

Hello friends and Family...

So Bob is in Zambia on the College Senior Trip. The College sends them to a safari retreat. So they will be there until Saturday Night. We then have one more week until all the Graduation end of the year activities come. We are definetly excited to be apart of all of that!

Here is a email I sent out for those who didn't get to read it...
We are so excited to see our first Graduation here in Africa. Our kids are graduating...That is our Senior ABC Students are graduating. On June 7th we will be there! We have guest speakers and fun graduation events to be apart until then. On June 8th we are going to be apart of our Church as it gets commissioned here in Lilongwe as a branch church of the Flood church in San Diego. So fun for us. We are all well here. We have been super busy with the students investing as much time in them before they leave to work in the big world out there. Some of them are only 21 years old and others are 50 years old. Many are planning to be missionaries in villages. A couple of them are planning to be pastors and teachers. We will be putting pictures on our blog. Anyways just wanted update you all as we continue on in our journey here in Malawi.

Please remember prayer for us-
- as we have only 3 weeks until School is done here.
- as we go back to the village of Khuyu on June 12 -16 to do more discipleship with those who received Christ in March with the first team. Nya and Analise are coming too. It will be an amazing experience for them to stay in the village! With all the goats cows and chickens.....
-continue to show the Jesus film to new crowds and share the gospel and disciple local Malawians.

We are thankful for all your prayer and love and support. We definitely would not be here if it wasn't for you!
Love the stauffachers

Thursday, May 15, 2008

the island pictures finally and what we are up to...

Hi so sorry it has taken sooooo long to get these pictures. I can't believe that it was 3 weeks ago. We had a spectacular time with the students. Yes I did say spectacular. This first picture is on our way. It took a 2 hour car ride and a 2 hour boat ride. The island on the right is where we stayed.

This is main area that we hung out and in it had a place where we could get drinks. Yippee they had Coke. We did bring our own food and cooked it... Here is where we slept! Here is Analise helping with the dishes. The girls did soooo great the entire time. They loved hanging with the all the teenagers!

So we have been super busy even with a kidney infection. I am much better now. Thank you for you love and prayers. We have been super healthy for the last 4 months. It has been refreshing. We have really enjoyed having deeper relationships with the students. I pretty much now know all the girls names. With Names like Mwai, Chimwewe, Atupele, Hennelise, Chifundo, Kisa, Chokondi, Mtendere, Dyna, Mufunasa It gets complicated. I love being apart of their lives and really investing. We had all the seniors over for French Toast this week . How fun to feed people something they have never really had. Then I had the senior girls over for Tacos ( you know that means in Chichewa -Butt) I know wow I got to feed them Butt! They loved the tacos. We then got to watch a movie and feed them my favorite thing in life here - POPCORN! Then this morning I got to feed them and teach them how to Make Pancakes and Waffles. Oh so fun. They were all crowded around and loving it all. I tell that is fun. We have fun feeding and spiritually feeding these people. They are now trusting us with deeper things and coming to Bob and I for Guidance in many areas of their spiritual journeys. Yippee! We love it. We love being challanged and growing too.

Here they all are trying to get as close as possible to the pancakes! See cute Analise in the back of Chikondi. So Cute.

Please pray for Bob this weekend. He will be traveling to a village of a students here at ABC about 1 1/2 hour away to preach at a local church and secondary school There will be about 1000 people that will hear how God can change your life! So if you remember to pray that Lives will be changed and also impacted. He has been really loving going to the villages and impacting people lives. He went and showed the Jesus film to the village I had put on a previous blog. He connected with the head chief of the village and will continue to reach this unreached area as we continue on here at ABC. The head chief is head of about 10 villages or more Bob tells me. WOW! that is what I call Impacting what God has put us.

thank you for all your love and financial support. We could be here and sharing the gospel and loving people for Jesus if it wasn't for you. Your team support is amazing. Love - amy louise for the stauffacher family

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Well it was 5 hour trip to the island...

But the island was great. thank you for your prayers...I will post some pictures on the blog hopefully by monday! I have been down with a kidney infection, so i would appreciate some prayers... I am on antibiotics to I should be feeling better soon! thank you- Amy louise

Thursday, May 01, 2008

So are off...

We are headed to Lake Malawi to stay on a island. WIth Bob's class he teaches at the academyIt is a senior high retreat we are chaperoning. We will be devotionals with 17 of them. So pray for us for safety and that these kids would deepen their walk with Christ. We will have updates later. thank you for all your love and support. We have 5 weeks until school is done. WOW!
Zikomo- Thank you in Chichewa

Amy Louise