Monday, March 03, 2008


I have to keep this super short as we've got terrific storms heading in but I just had to share this super cool God thing. For months I've feared that someone dear to me had died. Fikile was more than my domestic worker in Swaziland, she was a true friend. I've not heard from her in the longest time and even in Swaziland could not track her down. Today I received a letter from her...ON MY BIRTHDAY!!! She is doing well and praying that God will take me back to Swaziland so we can be reunited.

Praising God for my best birthday gift ever...and off to fix supper before we lose electricity...again!


Rhonda Jeanne said...

THAT is just AWESOME!! Yay...i'm so happy for you. I remember you telling me about her. Praise God!

Ashley said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! That is a wonderful birthday gift and I am so glad that you got it today!

I am sorry that I have not written you back, but I did get your letter. My computer has been broken and I am now back on! Thank you so much for writing and I know you understand! I LEAVE NEXT WEEK!!! Did you see my newest praise on my blog? God is so amazing!

Elysa said...

Rhonda and Ashley, thank you both for rejoicing with me. I've wept many times out of fear that Fikile had died. The one time I broke down badly during my recent Swaziland trip was concerning her.

Today when I received the letter and read it and realized that there was hope that I'd one day see her again on this side of Heaven, I wept. But this time, they were tears of joy and thankfulness.

You can bet that I'll be writing her a long letter tomorrow.

And Ashley...have a great trip! Do you have everything you need for this trip? Let me know if you need some money. I've got some more jewelry sold and I'd be more than glad to bless you with the money I've made.

JellyBelly said...

What an awesome blessing!!! I am so happy for you!

lisa s. said...

That's such great news, Elysa. I'm so glad to hear it!

Elysa said...

Thanks K. and Lisa. I couldn't have been more thrilled. Now I just have to wait patiently til God lets me go back and see her!

Lisa...don't you need an assistant for a follow-up research trip? ;)