Thursday, March 29, 2012

Life today!

The whole gang is back together!  Analisey, Shonduri, Nya,  Tina,  Luka, and Funa!

Look at all his toys!

What a cutie!

Bob drew pictures of the girls!
Analisey showing me what she has!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Life today

We have been blessed by our friend Mark Dalton visiting us for this week! He has had an awesome visit already with many college students. Lukey has been visiting many people. He is laughing and smiling at everyone!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Inside the market with Tina!

Love that we get to spend time with our girl Tina!  She has been able to renew her visa and amazingly they gave her a 5 year visa!  Yay! Simple treats.  I got to get her some of her favorite fruits and veggies in the market with her on her first day she arrived.  Here is a little video of her as we are in the market...
She is here for 2 more weeks and so glad that she gets to see her family here and have a small taste of home!  Love this girlie!  It will be so great to hear her process Malawi!  That will be in another blog!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Everyday life in pictures!

Love life in Malawi!  Traditional fabric worn here!

Luke in the tire swing!

Playing with Dada in the pool.  Luke's first time in a pool

Girls playing in with kids from a local village
TIna made it.  Here she is with Luke and Funa

Analisey with her favorite college student Memory
Lukey with Chisomo and Tina

Came out to feed Luke and look who snuck on the couch!  Naughty Dog!

Wearing a wig- Analisey lost 3 teeth last week!

Somebody love that baby boy!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Chiku.... Please read as my sweet friends grieve... God only knows the whole story!

A Lilongwe Home: Chikumbutsu: This morning started out like most weekday mornings.  I (Bruce) get Grace ready for school while Sarah prepares Beth's morning bottle of mil...

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Starting off right

I am so exited to continue teaching at the college- the seniors girls. There are 9 girls in this class and 8 of them have committed to come. We started this week baking a chocolate cake and a devotional! This class is not even counted as a credit -these girls are volunteering to come. Please pray as I meet with them, that I would point them to the King of the universe and that I would rely on Him!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

This is from my neighbor - very well said and I decided to share it!

A Lilongwe Home: "How Can We Help?": People ask us quite often, "Is there some way we can help the work there at ABC?"  We'd like to address this to all our blog followers just ...

Friday, March 09, 2012

Okay one more chapel video! Love this...

Love this song!  This song means - there is no better doctor than Jesus!  No one can heal you like Jesus!  This was taken this morning!  Love the students praising Jesus! Enjoy!

Sounds from the Village and what we are doing

Above are the girls playing with local kids from one of the village outreaches that Bob helps the college students do ministry at.  So cute to hear the laughing and screaming of joy on this video! 

This last month flew by without me being able to send a monthly update.  So here is what we are up to...
  • Bob has taken on classes at the college and has been involved with starting a Masters of Divinity program here at the college.  He and Bruce (fellow missionary here at ABC) have researched and complied the program from scratch and will be starting this coming August.  Bob has been able to go with students at least 2 times a week to local villages to do long term discipleship training. He also has many responsibilities with being in charge of security at the 50-acre campus.   His days are full of people and connecting and praying with many students.  Along with being dada to his kids!
  • I (Amy) am busy staying home with Luke and the girls, but being home doesn't mean I do nothing - I get to love on people.  Many come through our house or I just have to go across my yard to connect with the many college students.  This next week I will be teaching the senior college girls Bible study!  I am so excited to do that!  Also, I am able to help out at the hospital (clinic) that we have on campus doing x-ray.  I love that I have a skill that can help people in the time of need.
  • Nya and Analise have very full days of school and playing with friends!  Daily they have at least 7 people coming to play!  They love it!  Whether they are making up a scavenger hunt or playing "school" - continual playing is on! 
  • Lukey is now 5 months old and is rolling, going to chapel, eating solids and hanging with people!  He is such an easy baby!  What a treat!

Luke at chapel!  Memory (a senior) is loving on Luke!  
He is snuggled right into her!  She is a very dear friend of ours!  So lovely to be here and continue in our friendship!

Please continue to pray for us-
 Pray for us as we choose Jesus daily and that we would love people through Christ's love!
Pray for Malawi, as there are daily shortages of fuel, power and even sugar... We get to see God provide in so many amazing ways!

Thank you for loving and supporting us as we serve the King of the Universe!
Love the Stauffachers!

Sunday, March 04, 2012

My Worlds Collide

When you live in a different country everything is different.  Strangely though, you crave familiarity.  As I went into a local pharmacy here to pick up my malaria medicine, I saw this newspaper clipping below. 

A local newspaper ad
It was so strange to see a familiar Walmart logo.  We have a store here that is way overpriced on stuff but we have called it our "African Walmart"  As it may be - it actually is Walmart.  They bought it and now the store Game is Walmart.  What- my brain can't consume that idea that Walmart has taken over the world. I thought it only had taken over America not the world, not Africa!  But it has...But why not Target!  I mean really - Target makes me happy!  Even seeing a Target bag makes me happy!  I know - I got issues!  

So after buying the malaria medicine I walked around the corner of the store and came across this in the window.  Oh yes I see I am still in Africa!

Don't you want to cook this up for dinner tonight?