wives - okay, something I am learning is that men can have and do have more than one wife here. Even believing men. Now, the believing men who have really trusted the Lord and have felt that conviction rid themselves of the extra wives, but it is a challenge because of the culture is ingrained in their upbringing. It is way out of my thinking box; however, after learning this I went to reading the old testament (just for reading) and it is so everywhere there. It is just an amazing concept that it still takes place in some parts of the world. John told me he thinks one wife is a challenge enough (I think he meant blessing enough) that he cannot imagine trying to keep up with more than one..... hehe Again, do not mishear me, it is not openly talked about and it is not necessarily common either, it is just what it is..... some have more than one.
groups - yes, the group is here and I am so excited. I was so nervous. In Mexico we have groups all year round, so I had been out of the routine of being around groups, but as soon as they got here, I was so energized and ready and wanted those conversations to take place about ministry, life, the Lord..... I praise the Lord for his Spirit to reignite that in me!!!! The group is going well and they are a great set of engineers that will really help get some planning underway. One lady's family is from Jos and they are hosting us for dinner one night, isn't that nice?
One last though - power, I have learned that you can have no power for about 5 hours before anything goes bad in your fridge and if I put the generator on for about an hour, it is good again for 5 hours..... just some information to pass on to you.... however, we are thrilled that in the last three days, we are receiving about 12 hours of power a day..... that is about 10 hours a day more than what we were experiencing before.... Again, we thank the Lord for the luxury of it.
Okay, thanks for listening, God Bless