Saturday, July 30, 2011

Asbury Team and More

We were so blessed to have a team of five girls from Asbury University come be with us for two weeks. They were a great group who were a blessing to us as well as to the orphans they served. Check out Meredith's blog or Jeri's blog for more stories. We also had the blessing of a VIA from Kampala, Jon Ewing, join us while the team was here. It was amazing to see how God worked in those two weeks.
Meredith has stayed on with us for an extra four weeks. Her ministry has been a continuation and follow up of some of the work the team did. She has been a blessing to many children who do not get much love and attention. Not only has she loved on Ugandan orphans, she has been so kind to Tim and Ben. Both Scott and I got a stomach bug and Meredith has been so great with the boys. She babysat for us one morning and when we returned she said that the hardest part was that both Tim and Ben wanted her to themselves. We are thankful.
We had to say goodbye to Billy and Joanna Coppedge for six months. They have returned to the states to give birth to two baby girls. As you think of them, pray that the twins would not come early and they would be healthy and ready to travel to Uganda in January. We are doing fine without them, but we sure do miss them. Tim misses his friends Elsie Jayne and Lucy.
Scott is still working with the Sudanese pastors in Arua and is continuing to build relationships with the Africa Gospel Church pastors in Nebbi. I (Meg) am trying to get to know my neighbors and am praying that God will connect me with those I need to build relationships with.
The boys are getting bigger. Ben has taken some steps and is oh so close to walking. Tim talks like a grown up and gets frustrated at the phrase, "you are not big enough yet."
What next? On August 11th we leave Arua for Kampala. We will bring Meredith down to catch her flight to the US and the Rambos will fly to Arusha, Tanzania for Swahili language school. We will be there for three weeks. I will be in the beginner class and Scott will be in the intermediate class. The boys will be in class too. Mostly being watched, but they will pick up as much Swahili as we do!