Thursday, August 16, 2012

Hmmm... Still stuck with me....

On Monday a large container came with all of the books and stuff for classrooms from Mississippi. Also, there was personal stuff we could send if we wanted to. I was so blessed to have a box that made it with some amazing clothes given by friends for my kids. The next sizes up, these cute kids are getting tall. I am so blessed but as I saw things go by me of what other people got and then I was seeing I was getting jealous. What- I thought I had arrived and dealt with that monster.  Sadly no... I still am dealing with the jealously monster. You would think being exposed to extreme poverty, I would not struggle of wanting more. Sadly I am still stuck with me...  but asking Jesus to help in every situation! 
Outside the campus... Mamas carrying wood for firewood on their head. Remembering to keep it simple!
Gave away a bookshelf...He took it home and was so excited! Oh the things I take for granted...
The contents of my box from sweet loving friends!  Thank you!

Oh life- such a journey!  A good one at times and other times it is very stretching!
sending love from Africa!
Amy Louise

Sharing life with sisters!

What I love about life! Here the girls are - talking and eating their breakfast with Tina in America! Skype gives us Priceless time shared! We love you Tina!

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Still learning...

Even at the age of 37 - I make mistakes I thought I wouldn't make.  As I learn and grow, I look to the one who holds me in the palm of His hands...  Here is the devotional I was reading tonight.  Such a wonderful reminder.  

THINGS SEEM to be going all wrong, stop and affirm your trust in Me. Calmly bring these matters to Me, and leave them in My capable hands. Then, simply do the next thing. Stay in touch with Me through thankful, trusting prayers, resting in My sovereign control. Rejoice in Me—exult in the God of your salvation! As you trust in Me, I make your feet like the feet of a deer. I enable you to walk and make progress upon your high places of trouble, suffering, or responsibility.

The Lord God is my Strength, my personal bravery, and my invincible army; He makes my feet like hinds’ feet and will make me to walk [not to stand still in terror, but to walk] and make [spiritual] progress upon my high places [of trouble, suffering, or responsibility]! For the Chief Musician; with my stringed instruments. HABAKKUK 3 : 17 – 19 (AMP)

Young, Sarah (2004-10-12). Jesus Calling (p. 229). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition. 

Thursday, August 02, 2012


Broken and Humbled daily!  Thank you to all of you, who financially and prayerfully support us as we are at African Bible College.  It is such a journey to see God provide through you and be humbled by that provision through our friends and family!  Thank you for loving us and praying for us as we serve here in Malawi.   I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who support us in many ways!  We are here because of you and we are able to love on so many people because of you!  It is so fun to be able to give in so many people's lives tangibly because of you!  Impacting them for a lifetime is what our prayer is!  Not just for a moment.  We want to show God's amazing love through friendship and the ability to help them financially.  A widow, helping students pay their school fees, help a newborn baby and their medical bills, help families when they don't have enough for the kids, share clothes and toys with sweet village kids and many many more stories are what we are involved with.  I so wish I could tell you them all.  Thank you again!  We are truly humbled by your generosity towards us as we serve here in Africa!