Monday, September 19, 2011


I have a smattering of Swazi-related items to tell you about today.

*The Bheveni Team has arrived safely to Manzini, Swaziland, where they will be staying for the next several days. Praise God that all their luggage (50 plus pieces) arrived, they had safe travel (which is no small matter on the roads there), and their driver was able to get them away from a riot/protest that had broken out in Manzini. Yes, it postponed their arrival at the Asante Guesthouse by a few hours, but at least they were safe. Please keep praying for their safety and also pray for them as they begin their ministry to the children tomorrow. The first carepoint they will visit is actually not the Bheveni Carepoint but the Mangwaneni one which is just across the road from the main Manzini dump. I have blogged about it before. These children are truly some of the poorest of the poor which is saying a lot.

*Our application process for the missionary position we are seeking is moving along. All our references are being contacted and as soon as this phase is done, we'll be hearing back from the organization on the next step for us to take. After hearing about the riots/protests going on in the big city of Manzini, I'm feeling more excited that it seems God is calling us to live in a much smaller town with a more sedate pace of living. Okay, so maybe we won't have a KFC, a swank mall, or the best Chinese carry-out in the world, but I think it is a fair trade!

*We will soon be actively raising funds for our 2012 trip to Swaziland. We are hoping to do one fund raiser event per month plus online auctions scattered through out the fund raising period. As with last time, if you have a craft, home-cooked meal, gift certificate, item from overseas, baked goods, service rendered, etc. that you would like to donate, just let me know. All donations are greatly appreciated.

*Please keep praying for us as we set dates, seek accommodations, etc. There are so many decisions that must be made. So pray we'll have clear direction --- we really want God planning this trip. We want God to be directing every step we take, every life we touch.

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