Tuesday, February 12, 2008

My New Home

Hi everyone

I haven’t posted in a while. Things are going well at Kuyasa, I am staying very busy putting the Policy and Procedure Manuel together, writing up Contracts and Job Descriptions. I feel like I have done an enormous amount so far, but there is a lot more to do.

I have also moved into Kayamandi to stay with Sis Pumla in her 2 beautiful shelters. One for the kitchen and her son Monde’ the other has a small living room and our bedroom. There is electricity but no running water or plumbing. It is a very big transition for me, I am learning a lot everyday and I am really grateful to be able to stay with her.

A friend sent me a beautiful camera and I will be posting more photos and possibly video(!) soon. I will say I am feeling pretty stressed, particularly over the last two weeks. Pray that I could find peace and time for relaxing. There is so much need here and as I build a more solid rapport with the teens and kids here they are telling me more about their situations. This is difficult, what we would consider abuse just comes with the territory here—this has also been a very difficult transition. I am coming to love these kids more and more—and I feel myself stretched in so many ways. I need real wisdom and I need real love, peace and discernment from God in many areas. Please pray that my heart will stay open and that I will trust that God knows what I need to be what they need.

I miss you all, I wish so much you could come and see my new home. It is beautiful.