Monday, August 31, 2009
So some of you may be wondering why in the world I am doing a post on language when I have been in Malawi now for a year and 8 months. Well, when we first arrived within 3 days we started our job. We tried to have language lessons after teaching. Note for all: Language at 4 in the afternoon after working 7-3:30 doesn't work. So the past week in a half we have been in language. Since I am staying for another year, I thought it would be very beneficial, and Johanna wanted to join as well. We had Chichewa lessons for about 3 hours everyday. Although my head was spinning by the end, it was great. Our teacher Dyna was awesome. She is a natural teacher and she loves her job, so it made it fun for us to learn!!! The picture turned out fuzzy, but here we are with Dyna. We finished our lessons on Friday with a story that ended up being almost a page long, I was impressed with ourselves!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
This past Suturday our friend Floresa was married to Innocent. Floresa is Italian and Innocent is Burundi. (not sure on spelling)It was one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever been too. (and not because of how it looked, but how it was put together, if that makes sense) There were Burundian drummers for the reception. For the wedding itself when the pastor preached it was in English, then it was translated into Italian and Swahili. It was so cool! Its Amazing how God brings two families from two completely different cultures and unites thems. Even though the families could not communicate to each other without Flo and Innocent, there was the beautiful acceptance from both sides. Flo and Innocent are passionate about the Lord and it shows in their relationship to each other and to the people around them. That was awesome to see!! And there was some really really fun dancing!! whoo hoo.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
We were blessed to have a team of 7 from South Carolina. We went to two different villages. Kumalindi and Nkoko. At Kumalindi the guys had discipleship classes in the mornings and then went out for evangelism in the afternoons. At Nkoko they stayed for 3 nights, and the last day they helped mold bricks for the building. Here's a fun picture of the crew.