Saturday, January 14, 2012

Highs and Lows

This week has been full of highs and lows.  What a way to end our 2 ½ months in Lesotho, trusting God through it all that he is leading us and in control. 
As I said in my last post, Isaac and I took Matt to the hospital on Sunday.  He spent the entire day in the hospital and we learned that his sickness was Malaria.  He is recovering; however, he is still not himself as he is weak and does not have a lot of energy.  He is faithfully taking his medicine and should be 100% by the beginning of this week.  Thank you to all of those who have been praying for him!
On Tuesday I had my last Cherish group with the girls.  It was supposed to be a sleepover to celebrate the end of the classes, however, since Matt was sick we all decided it was better that Matt sleep in his own house and not at the orphanage.  So the sleepover didn’t happen, but I was able to have a nice dinner with the girls.  The guys were a HUGE help to me, as they were the ones who cooked the dinner for us!  After dinner we painted our nails, and talked about the truths that became real in their lives throughout the past few months.  Most of the girls said that the truth that really is sticking with them is that God cares about them. 

We were supposed to be on our way to Namibia by now, but there have been a few problems.  Our contact, Brian, told us he would scan and email us our visas on Monday.  We have been checking our emails every day since Monday but have not heard from Brian.  He is usually very good at emailing and so we’ve been praying that whatever is going on in Namibia with internet, or whatever it is, would calm down so at least we would hear a response.  Today Isaac received an email that said that there are issues going on in Home Affairs in Namibia, and he won’t have our visas until THIS Monday.  We are thankful that we have a response, and I ask you to pray with us that everything will be ready on Monday so we can travel to Windhoek on Tuesday.
We are all packed and ready to go and have made the decision to go through Johannesburg in traveling to Windhoek.  So, tomorrow we are definitely leaving Lesotho and will be going to Joburg.  There are more travel options, and bus routes from Joburg than here in Maseru, and we feel like it will be are safest option to leave from there. 
From using our memory stick at the internet cafes here in Maseru, my computer got a virus.  Yesterday it was not working at all, and would not even open any documents.  I took it to a computer place here, and the lady kept it overnight.  She said that it had probably crashed and would try to recover the documents she could.  In 2008 my computer was stolen while I was living in Honduras.  Yesterday the feeling came over me that I was about to lose all of my documents and pictures yet again.  The GREAT news is that this morning when we went back to the computer place, the lady shared with me that she was able to save everything, and fix my computer.  And for all of her hard work, she is not even charging me!
What a week this has been!  It’s so easy to trust God when things are smooth and easy, but it’s when things are looking like we think they should look that our faith in Him and what He is doing really gets tested!

1 comment:

Heidi said...

Your stories continue to amaze me. Praying for you all as you wait for what is next. Hope your visa cards get to you soon and Matt has a fast recovery.