God's loyal love couldn't have run out,
his merciful love couldn't have dried up.
They're created new every morning.
How great your faithfulness!
I'm sticking with God (I say it over and over).
He's all I've got left.
Lamentations 3:22-24 (The Message)
We woke up this morning to the Mozambique alarm clock, John singing loudly in Portuguese by our bedroom door. Charles was late getting up and the men were leaving in 10 minutes to go on another long day of traveling and teaching. He jumped out of bed, flipped on the light and dressed quickly and sleepily. Coffee and pancakes and he was out the door.
I got up too because I thought it was funny and once my interest is peaked, I am awake. Our agenda for the women today was to rest and shop. We did both, plus a lot of good visiting. We went with Wanne to her grocery store (pics later) and to do some errands, and we went to the cappelana store, where we bought some beautiful Moz fabrics. The missionaries here all know each other and are good friends, so we stopped by two missionary homes and had a short visit at each. One of them was a home Jeremiah went to a lot as they have sons, and we will go back there this week for dinner some evening.
The streets in town are MUDDY and lots of puddles that are more like ponds, so we are wondering how the men are doing with all their driving on the back roads today. We're hoping they don't have any extreme adventures in driving stories to share when they are back.
After lunch, Wanne went to get her hair done at a neighbor's home and we have been resting, blogging and listening to the neighborhood sounds, as well as to the Dina boys quietly playing guitar and enjoying being home on a school break. We love that they are here for our visit. We miss you too Hannah (Dina)....wish you were here.
I smell cooking, so I'd better go and help. To our families and friends: We know you're all praying and waiting to hear about the trip, so we are trying our best to keep up with this. We love you!