Saturday, July 09, 2005

Malawi Update

Greetings from Malawi!
Wow, so much has happened since our last update! While we continue to evangelize within several of the smaller villages around us, we are still seeing many different ways in which God is present in this country. Each of us has had the opportunity to give messages to the children which has been great for our public speaking and our 'God skills'. Also, we get to do a couple of personal devotions each day which is also improving the newly coined term 'God skills'. Recently, we have had the opportunity to go to a couple of pretty good restaurants and drank a whole lot of Fanta. It's only like 25 cents here for 300 mL which is a pretty good deal! While the girls get to eat many different types of dishes given to them by their on-sight cook, the young men get to eat nsima and rice for lunch and dinner every single day!!!!'s OK. Driving is pretty crazy here. Not only do they drive on the wrong side of the road, but there are like five different people hanging out of all the windows! It's really not safe. Also, there aren't any crosswalks here, so crossing the street is a chore. Last week, Carly and Melissa took several minutes crossing a street which was both time consuming and quite boring, at least for me. Something I saw yesterday that was a...culture shock. I was playing cards with some of the kids when one of the young girls walked up to me...with a rat head (it was smiling at me) in her mouth. Apparently, they had just gotten done with an exam and that was their treat!!! It was a little freaky to see it, but its common for them so I sucked it up and said "Mmmm, that looks good!" I DIDN'T SAY GROSS OR WEIRD!!! Anyway, I hope you are all doing well and we will continue to keep all of you in our prayers. We have no doubt that God is working through you in the same ways he is us six here in Malawi. May God continue to bless you all and take care!
Tionana (see you later in Chichewa),
Nolan and team Malawi

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