October 8th

We are home and just about over Jet lag. This past week has been interesting. We fall asleep at 2 in the afternoon and wake up at 2 in the morning. I think our bodies are still in Malawi. You hear it so often from those that have gone to Malawi they leave their hearts there. We will be going back to catch up with our hearts next year.

We are busy buying some good walking shoes for the Pastors and Evangelists. They are on the road at light (5am) till dark (7pm). They have a purpose and will be gathering and telling the people about our Lord Jesus and being saved. When we go back next year, the church planting (no cost) will be going strong. It costs $2,500.00 to build a church they can meet in. There are no pews, no benches; there will be rocks to sit on and lots of space to meet with a roof. The people just need a central place to walk to. They do walk miles and miles and the service is only in the morning and goes for four hours. Could you worship for four hours sitting on a rock? For more information about church planting or building please let us know.
There is so much to tell you! The school will be looking for school desks or something to use as a desk. Right now they have a wooden makeshift desk and bench. This is the start of rainy season. That means the rate of malaria goes up.
We have so many pictures and lots to tell! This Sunday evening we will be doing a presentation for the church.

Tuesday, September 25th

Well the day started off with bad news. No Safari trip! ahhhh! The rooms were all booked and the ones available were cost prohibitive. (200 dollars per person) The good news is that Chuck and Bobby will have an extra day or two in the villages and you know where Sheila will be. Savannah had a doctors appointment today and got weighed. She has gained 4 ounces in one week. There are rolls on those little legs. I am sorry the camera cord does not work on our camera so I will figure another way to send pictures.
Chuck spent most of the day at the immigration office applying for a work permit here in Malawi. Nothing is easy. Bobby spent the day in the villages where 195 people accepted Christ. Even a 95 year old woman.
Bro. Gentry is resting today and we are all praying for his speedy recovery because the long line of people still stop for advice and direction.
Chuck has been driving in Malawi. Have you heard of going on the wrong side of the road. Gripping the steering wheel is Chuck's favorite thing to do and screaming like a girl at the people on the bicycles and trucks coming at him.
We had nice dinner at the house to night. Frances I sure could have used your Mary b's. We have chicken and dumplings and fried green tomatoes. Chuck says umum good! Who is losing weight here. We topped it off with Blueberry cheescake ice cream.
The wind is blowing and it cooled it off a little. It is has been hot. Mike Shannenberger is working on 4 or 5 wells. The villages are very excited to see him. Hopefully in the next couple of days there may be a well at the new property at Monkey Bay.

The Bowling Team

They're off to Malawi! September 2005 was the first adventure from Bible Way Baptist Church to the outreaches of Malawi. Boy were they happy to go on a 17 hour plane trip. Richard Gundersen (taking picture) Chuck Miller, Susan and Mike Broughton and Pastor Bill Wright.