Monday, June 18, 2012

A Visit from my Sister!

Last Tuesday, my sister Kim went back home to the U.S. after visiting with us here in Lichinga for 2 weeks.  We all had such a great time just having her here with us.  For me, the visit was way too short!  It seemed like we had just picked her up from the airport when it was already time to take her back and drop her off!  I guess we had gotten spoiled by my mother-in-law's 6 week visit last year and were expecting her to be able to stay longer.  Anyway, we asked Kim if she wanted to write a guest blog about her visit here and here is what she wrote (those of you who are subscribed to our blog at have already seen this post on last week's blog):

Kim and I adding toppings to homemade pizza.  Yum!

Though I doubted it was as cold in Lichinga as Tiffany told me, I obediently packed my flannel pajamas and warm socks.  I was surprised when I actually had to use them along with three blankets to keep warm at night.  Yes, it does get cold in Africa!   Another thing I found very surprising when I arrived in Lichinga was the price of food.  I had read the blogs about how expensive things are, but I guess I had to see it to believe it.  A couple of trips to the grocery store confirmed that things like meat, cheese, and ice cream are not affordable and reserved for special occasions.  I had to think twice about purchasing food items I would typically buy in America on a daily basis.  I am witnessing how the items we send in care packages go a long way to improve my family’s quality of life.  My visit to Lichinga has shown me how critical it is to support missionaries.  Everyone is not called to be a missionary but I feel it is our duty to support the people God has called to “make disciples of all nations”.  I know it would not have been possible for me to have the awareness of what life is like if I had not spent time here.  It does not take very much to make a very dramatic difference.  I am leaving Lichinga with a renewed purpose to support missionaries who are advancing God’s kingdom.   This experience has been invaluable!
Kim with us at Assumane Church Sunday morning.

Well, there you have it!  Keep those Flat Rate Priority Mail boxes coming!  Ha! Ha!  So, who's coming next? 


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