“Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” Romans 5:3-4
These photos are our rejoicing:
The Kelley Family joining our team has been a big blessing to us and to Lulwanda. We are so thankful for them, the joy they bring, the support and encouragement they keep giving us. Meet Ryan, Megan, Audrey, Simon, Lucy and Norah.
I love how this captures their friendship, love and support of each other.
This is Megan praying for me before we moved here. Only God knew that one day 3 years later, she would be joining me on this journey!
Lilly and Audrey years ago at Stone Mountain. Again, only God knew they would be here together one day!
Jackson and Lilly have grown so much since our family’s first mission trip. We went to Guatemala with our church.
Jackson just celebrated 13 years of life on this earth.
*Photo by Manna Eid
Lilly is celebrating being the first in our family to have malaria! On the day she was the sickest we received an unexpected package from America. Thank you Laci for reminding us that we are loved and not forgotten.
Lilly is healing amazingly well! Thank you Lord. *Photo by Manna Eid
I am reposting this because these 3 people have been an extra blessing to me these past few weeks. Mama Joy (on right) was unexpectedly prompted to hold me one day and pray over me. Mama Juliet (on left) gave a verse to me at Bible study last week: Hebrews 6:10. And John, well, he is always a blessing to me.
Studying God’s creation with these guys has been a serious joy to my heart.
Lilly holding her latest capture.
One of our collections for school.
These are our oldest Lulwanda children that we have the pleasure of discipling. We meet for Bible study and dinner every Friday night at our house.
Boasting in the Lord for growing our Lulwanda family by 4 new members. This is two of them. We reunited Dan (far left) and Kettu (2nd from left) with their brothers Kevin and Milton (who joined us in 2015).
We also welcomed this cutie, Mark!
This is Mark’s heart-stealing little sister, Whitney! Welcome to the family little one!
Now that the glorious rains have returned, a new planting season is upon us.
Boast, glory, joy, rejoice.
Thank you for rejoicing with us and praying for us. We love you!