Friday, January 28, 2011

Moving to Africa- and trying not to bring all of America with me.... trying

My kitchen here in America
A typical kitchen in Malawi in the Village


Planning, thinking and writing lists. There are simple basics that we do need to bring to Malawi that they don't have in Africa - simple life basics just to survive - (well what I think that is a simple basic for us to survive not a typical Malawian basic), but when we live in a culture of stuff. I find it very difficult to balance the basics and the wants. I look at my list and everything that is on it there seems reasonable. I then go the store to check off some off my list and I realize- do I really need this? Here we are continually bombarded by ourselves and our wants. We can get everything we need in one store and still need more. So as I am trying to balance - packing and living in Africa and not bringing all my wants too. Well- lets just say that I am trying to be balanced. :)

1 Timothy 6:8 (New Living Translation)

8 So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content.

thanks for loving us- amy louise


Maggie said...

Pleaseeee don't go Mama. :[

Justine said...

Amy, you are such a huge blessing in my life. Your blogs encourage me so much and often cause me to think about things in my own life. The Lord is greatly using you <3

Love you so much!

Anonymous said...

The Stauffacher family has grown by leaps and bounds from the time they lived in Evanston, IL and Bob painted houses with his brother. What a wonderful adventure you have been on and serving the Lord! Would love an email address to reach Bob.

Bob Kraft

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