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


Rachel said...

looks really fun. So how many cokes did you swig while you were there? Did you swim in the lake? All those ladies crowded around the pancakes cracks me up. Glad you are loving it.

Amy said...

Remember when we went camping? I will never forget the size of that bee sting! Looks like you all had a blast! Miss you much:)