Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Annual Meeting in Malawi

After we had been in Zambia for 6 days we traveled to Malawi for our annual meeting with our entire cluster.  We stayed at a place called Sun & Sand at Lake Malawi.  It was a beautiful location and we were able to enjoy a little free time while there.  Last year we were not able to have this meeting because of finances.  Although we may still be struggling we are thankful for those who gave to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering so that we could have this meeting.  It is such a great time to get together with other missionaries who know what you are going through and can offer some encouragement.  Then for those who live far from other missionaries just the fellowship is so important.  For me it was such a great time of fellowship with our missionaries that I had not seen in so long.  I didn't take many pictures but here are a few below.

Hannah and I rode a camel down along the lake.  It was beautiful scenery but not such a comfortable ride!

This was Hannah's first camel ride.  I loved the look on her face!
There was a group of volunteers from Kentucky that came and took care of all the children.  A few of them also led in worship and teaching the Word of God.  We are so thankful for the whole team who came and sacrificed their time to come and serve at this meeting.  One afternoon the volunteers set up different stations where the kids could make things out of balloons, make beaded necklaces, get their face painted, and have water gun fights.  Above and below is Hannah getting her face painted.

Here are some more of the camel ride.

Getting up and down is the scariest part.  It feels like you are going to fall off.

All smiles, afterwards!

Kevin and Justin rode Kayaks for a little while.

On our last night all the children's classes did something different for the adults.  Hannah's class used puppets to sing two different songs.  This was Hannah's first time to work with puppets which she really enjoyed.  She was using the blonde headed puppet in the above pic.

The youth class signed a song and did a great job.

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