Mid-August we left the comfort and routine
of our secluded and peaceful Manitoba acreage.
We spent ten days of training and orientation
in The Netherlands with two hundred others
from all corners of the world.
Then we moved on to Kabwe, Zambia
for nine weeks of intensive discipleship training
living in community with many others on the mission’s base.
The beginning of November
we finally arrived in Ntaja, Malawi
the spot we believe God has called us to serve.
Our field leaders have had much time away
which has made for a more difficult than usual
period of settling in and adaptation.
From December 20 through January 5
the Malawi base is shut down
so we have come to Lake Malawi
to relax, rejoice, pray and prepare
for the year ahead of us.
We will have private time
to connect with each other
and seek closer communion with our Lord
as we celebrate this Christmas season.
Day one has left us sun kissed, tired and thankful.
His glory surrounds us
as He stirs the waters and paints the skies.