We made it safely to Malawi last Thursday! It was quite the journey, but the Lord placed people in our paths at just the right times to help with getting on and off planes. We were warmly greeted at the airport in Johannesburg by old friends who helped transport us to the guesthouse for the night. It was so great to see old friends and catch up even if it was for only a few hours. The next morning we boarded the plane to Malawi and were again warmly greeted by our new co-workers. It was such a blessing that customs at the Malawi airport allowed one co-worker to come back and assist with kids and luggage. Between us and the other family that arrived we had quite the amount of luggage!
We are all finally sleeping through the night and feeling pretty comfortable navigating through the city. Erin has been to several markets and is learning the best places to go for fruits, vegetables, etc. We enjoyed worshipping Sunday at a church here in Lilongwe. It is always such a blessing just to hear Africans worship. I love to close my eyes and listen to the drums and their voices praising our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
A big Thanksgiving feast will be celebrated on Thursday with families from Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia. We are very excited to see some friends we have not seen in a while as well as meet new friends. Just in case you are wondering, there will not be turkey at the table. Not to worry though, we have been hosted at 2 of our co-workers homes and their cooking is amazing!
We appreciate your prayers and emails. It is always encouraging to hear from you. Please continue to pray for our work permits to be approved soon.