Lots of new News!
Yes, I did miss posting the blog last week.
My computer's power cord was shocked out of existance.
I was able to get a new one, and am able to run like normal again.
Oh for reliable electricity! :-)
I had a great visit with Hilary at Dakar Academy.
I was able to visit her for 5 days over a long weekend
break. I hadn't seen the school yet, and while Hilary was/is doing really well there, she wanted me to come see. So I was able to do that.
We enjoyed some things about Dakar. Pizza, Go-carts, and old friends. Our friends from Korhogo days in Cote D'Ivoire, Charley and Sherri Campbell are in Dakar.
Hilary and Erica have been buds for years. So we got to spend some
time with them. (Our Caleb was born on their son Brian's 4th birthday!)
When I got back to Bamako, we began to seriously car search. We had already transferred our car funds from World Venture out the the Mali field. So we were ready. The first car was too new, the second was too old.
The next (like in the three bears...) was just right.
We were able to buy it for a competitive price, and
the seller spent 3 days helping me do all the car papers that are needed to transfer ownership. It is a Mitsubishi Pajero. We really did not expect to be able to afford this kind of car. But God provided, and here it is! Once again, we are amazed by God's provision. Once again He gave over and above what we were expecting.
thank you to many of you who gave specifically to car fund. Those gifts were saved for such an occasion as this! Thanks so much for your help & generosity!
We are excited about the arrival of our colleagues, Ernie and Jan Eadelman. They come back next week. We're celebrating their arrival by having Mali field meetings. Everyone in Kadiolo is looking forward to seeing them again.
Youth ministries are kicked off again. We had a BBQ at our house last night.
Hamburgers, Watermelon, Sweet Potato fries, Chocolate cake. Most of the kids ate their first hamburger ever last night! We had a good time. Two of our girls were leaving Kadiolo, and we were doing a special goodbye for them. The school situation was not good for them here, and they decided to go back to Ferke, in the
Ivory Coast for school. Everyone will miss them as they were a very active in the group here at church.
Thanks for stopping by- again!
Tom & Lisa Seward
PS I had more pictures than this to upload, but the connection speed wouldn't allow me to do them today. :-(