June 28, 2009

the best welcome ever...

after spending an obscene number of hours on an airplane, i am really in africa. it's a bit surreal still...we just arrived at the african bible college in malawi this afternoon, so i haven't had too many adventures just yet. (unless of course you include the countless times we've loaded, unloaded, checked and claimed our seventeen pieces of luggage) but we've already seen why malawi is called "the warm heart of africa". as our plane from johannesburg to lilongwe was taxiing to the terminal today, our nine person team (all conveniently located on the left side of the plane) looked out our windows to see this...

in case it's too small for you to read, the banner on the right says "welcome calvary church . vbs 2009 . abc malawi". the funny part was that i had just remarked earlier that day how fun it is to be greeted at the airport with a sign...and there it was! it's really nice to be loved.

2 comments:

Joy said...

so glad you arrived safe and sound! how awesome that you got a welcome sign and glad to see the internet is working! give out grace! :)

Rick Arthur said...

Thanks for keeping us up to date on what's happening there. I'm sure God will richly bless your trip there.

In case you haven't heard the news on your other missions front, there was a coup yesterday in Honduras and the President was removed from power. But it looks like things could get back to normal quickly.