Wednesday, June 18, 2008

We are back from Khuyu Village...

Hello friends and family....We survived the trip... It was amazing to do something bigger than just ABC! We went to a students home where he has a heart to reach his village for Jesus. We were officially in the middle of nowhere Africa. We drove about 6 hours north with part of that 2 hours on a dirt road. I wondered how come there was even a road. A dirt road. That was amazing that was even a road. They say tobacco trucks use them as the tobacco farmers are up there. Ok... So we traveled to a village of Khuyu on the dirt road. We showed up at the primary school there. Just buildings with a chalk board. Exactly what you imagine, it is...






Do you see the kids on the side of the road... They love to wave... they have the most beautiful smiles!



Here is the primary school that we were mainly at...

Analise and Fanny talking to the children there. Analise was using her as a translator... Too cute...
Nya and Analise with our friends Fanny and Funa with the kids...
Teaching them how to play duck duck gooose...
We showed the Jesus film at the school that night, by the time the movie was going on there were about 300 hundred people... We sang and also shared the gospel...
The next morning we spoke at the primary school again. I shared how we have to be connected to Jesus as He challenges us to be the branches and He is the vine...
Nya and Bob talking to the kids...
That afternoon we went door to door to reach out to the village... As you can see Analise loves it and loves the dirt... Seriously she didn't stay clean unless she was sleeping... after her bath
The local villagers dancing for me...
Here is where we stayed at a local tobacco farmers house. It was not a mud house but there was no electricity and no running water... So we bathed by buckets and sat by candlelight.
Analise loving the bucket water baths... Do you see the water she was sooo dirty!
Here we are at the Sunday church service... On Friday and Saturday We shared the Jesus film to 2 more villages and also did door to door there. We then did discipleship training teaching Bible basics, how to have an active prayer life, evangelism, understanding the Gospel and who we are in Christ. About 50 people had that training. On Friday I taught a class how to be a woman of God. It went so good. They asked lots of questions and we got to answer them!
We taught the kids "this little light of Mine" Analise and Nya sang in the microphones....
Bob with the local Pastors of the churches in that village... that cute little boy wanted to sit with Bob the whole time.
Nya took this Picture can you find me!
The village at the church service... Mind you it was 4 hours long. WOW!



Here is Bob teaching the people that God gave a free gift when He gave Jesus to us. We have hope for the future because of that. We are not saved by what we do but what He has done for us...

Daddy loving on his girls...

Here is Bob giving the local pastors Bible in thier language. They don't even have a bible. How can a pastor do it without a bible. That was a treat see that. During the training we were able to give about 50 bibles away. Amazing. I have 5 in my house and somedon't have even a page.

Here is the team at the house... And the people that took care of us...


Of course we could do it without an african break down. Do you see that chain. Our friend Ronald towed us because our clutch went out in the middle of nowhere... We were towed about a 100 miles with that chain. It was a long ride home....

Of course you can't forget to hold the chickens while your broken down. Oh the adventure of it all....

So what an opportunity to give and serve. Of course in those moments of giving I didn't always see my best side and I didn't be the person I wanted to be. Stretching is an understatement. But when it is said and done. It was worth it. So our adventures will continue here. Thanks for being apart of our lives and reading my stories... Love - Amy Louise for the Stauffacher family

3 comments:

Jeff said...

Thanks for sharing your stories and adventures! It is great to see a family serving together in the midst of incredibly challenging, new, and unexpected situations. I am encouraged reading about what you and Bob and the girls are doing in Malawi!

Your cousin
Jeff

dad and mom said...

Weez: Great job describing and picturing your adventures. It is great to see that the Lord is both growing you and using you. We love you, dad and mom

A Follower of Jesus said...

Wow Weezy-
Thanks for the great story. I praise Jesus for his work in Africa. He is so good to be God in each area of the world. Keep Going ...

Love James V.