When they came they brought of friend of mine and John's with them, Mary. I would put a photo of her in here as well, but the ones I have, I think she would kill me if I put them in without her knowledge..... She is joining us for seven weeks and it is also so great having her here. She is a blessing and my kids absolutely love her and she is kind, caring, super flexible and willing to live with my cooking for that long. It must be unconditional love, huh? Anyway, it is kind of neat to see our little community grow again. We are eating together, enjoying children together and just overall, learning to do ministry together.
Tomorrow is Independence Day here in Nigeria. the county became free on Oct. 1st, 1960. So, we are going to another missionary friends house with lots of other missionary families and having a bonfire and we are eating all american food on this Nigerian holiday. I cannot wait.... pasta salad, hot dogs/buns, potatoes, brownies, cole slaw, veggie tray and more little snacky items, fun hun??? My kids today, at school, are celebrating with an all nigerian lunch, huge buffet. I think it will be fun for them to see what it can look like, really, verses our american style... Sarah had to write a report on the first nigerian president and so we, as a family, are learning lots about this precious country that God created. They are off on Thursday and everything shuts down, again. Lots of little holidays they have here, I am noticing.
Anyway, I don't really have any deep insights for the day, just little information facts. I guess that is good as well. I want you to get somewhat a feel of life here and I am not always as good at communicating Jos life, so here is a bit of it.
For all of you who really are following our life here, you can pray, the bible study with the women starts up again next Wedesday. We are doing Beth Moore's bible study called Stepping Up. It is a study on the Psalms. There are 10 of us this time. It is the same women as last time, just two more americans added and one more nigerian. I know it will be challenging at times, but I also get excited about the opportunities for growth for all of us. Anyway, have a great day.