Sunday, 8 November 2015

T-Minus 4 Months and Counting...

Hey All! You might be wondering why the map of the United States. Well, that's because we have begun planning our next trip back! We will be back in the US from March till early August to travel all over the place and see many of you. This map roughly shows where all we will be going! It is going to be a crazy summer. Just point to point, it is over 10,000 miles of driving! We will most likely be visiting or driving through:

South Carolina
North Carolina
New York
South Dakota
North Dakota
New Mexico

Whew! That's at least 29 states! We are excited to see many of you and hope to get in touch in the next few weeks to sort out dates to visit. Let us know if you want us to make sure to stop over and see you and if you know of anywhere in the vicinity of our journeys where we could share about our ministry and the work of the Lord here in Cameroon, please let us know. It always seems that people are very encouraged to learn of all that is happening here, and we are always excited to meet fellow saints. Please be praying for us, as we make these plans and for the next 4 months here in Cameroon, that we can get everything done that we need to get done. Keep our coworkers the Harris family in your prayers also as they will have a lot on their plate when we are gone. God bless and see you soon!  

Thursday, 5 November 2015

While Jeremiah was gone...

It feels SO good to be finally writing a blog again! While Jeremiah was away we managed to keep up (though it wasn't easy) with our normal routine (for the most part) and we had some extra programs in addition.

Neville, the man in front, is a good friend of ours who majored in creative arts. He now teaches in the University of Buea as well as campaigns for women's rights. He took George under his wings to help him act in different dramas. This particular one they exposed human trafficking that happens often in Cameroon.

Here are some of the Cameroonian women leaders from our area wearing their traditional dresses.
Hannah and her friend Julian sang a duo "Jesus Loves Me" while Uncle George played the guitar. They did a great job singing in front of the crowd!

There was also a talk about HIV and a testing area.
Me with acting crew. These are some very talented people who were able to get the point across in a creative way.
Cameroonians like to march and celebrate! This day we celebrated Teacher's Day. We listened to several different speeches about education and education in Cameroon history, sang, marched, watched the giving of awards to certain teachers, etc. It was a good and fun day!
Here is some of our teaching staff. Neville, Rosette, me, and George. 
When Jeremiah was away I went to Church assemblies at the Buea Town Church of Christ instead of going to the villages. It was nice to see the saints there and one afternoon we had some Nigerian missionaries take a group of us out to eat in Limbe for roasted fresh fish and plantain. It was delicious and the fellowship was sweet.
We haven't seen any black cobras in our compound since Jeremiah left but we have seen 2 black mambas on the road since then! 
Thanking God for His protection from these beautiful but extremely poisonous creatures.
The kids helped me make pizzas on Friday. Family night was just not the same without daddy.

About 2 weeks after Jeremiah left Brian, Jael, and baby Zeal returned to Cameroon!
Brian's mom came with them and will be staying in Cameroon for 6 weeks all together. She is enjoying extra grandma time with baby Zeal.
Hannah, Jonathan, and Carys are totally in love with her as well. <3
Brian and Jael basically hit the ground running as they quickly started helping the the school and other aspects of the ministry. Here Jael, with cute baby Zeal, is working in the learning center.
Brian leading the morning devotional in school.
Brian teaching our Sunday night home Bible study.
We are thanking God for His protection on the road as well. I drove Brian and family to Douala to get some items for settling in their house and on the way, through a toll, a bus went into our lane heading right for us. The bus swerved a bit bumping our car as well as some others but thankfully no one was hurt. When they stopped people rushed to see why the driver went into our lane and we found out it was due to brake failure! It was especially frightening for Jael, as baby Zeal was in the car, but we are all very thankful it didn't turn out worse.

I am so happy to have my hubs back! I want to say a special "Thank You" to all who helped out with Jeremiah's medical care, prayed for him, and the encouragement you gave us. Words can't express our gratitude towards you all and we pray God continues to bless you.