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Happy (belated) Mother’s Day to all of our mamas in the US!
Today was a day of celebration and farewells. We were blessed to worship with our Zulu brothers and sisters at Grace Evangelical Church – and what a celebration of God’s faithfulness it was! We danced, shouted with joy, tried to clap to the beat, and uttered the little Zulu that we know. As we sang one of my favorite Zulu hymns “Beyethe, Nkosi! (We bow before our God and King)”, I was reminded of what a mighty God we serve. The sounds of the Zulu people filled the room as we celebrated His goodness.
There were many special moments in the service today. Bob, Esther, Geri, and Karen did a small craft with 40 Sunday school kids. They were filled with glee as they saw their handprint in paint on a memento to take home. All of the mamas on the team (Cathy, Karen, Maribeth, and Anna) and the church were called to the front of the church to honor us for Mother’s Day. As we danced to the front of the church, the gogos (grandmas) danced with no inhibition as they were called upon one at a time to honor them. It was a joyous and extremely special moment. We also dedicated the new ACM daycare. Sharon shared the story of Kenny and God’s faithfulness in providing for ACM over the years. The daycare will now bear the name of “Kenny’s Creche” in honor of Kenny and serve as a remembrance of God’s provision and plan. The team also said their farewells to the church as next week at this time we will be home.
The afternoon was spent in rest, reflection, and fun. We will spend tomorrow serving the ACM staff and Grace Evangelical Church members at our fourth clinic and will prepare for our last clinic up in the mountains. Clay and a small team of people will start on a mural at the new daycare. It will be full of whimsical African animals – so I am told.
We pray that all of you at home are healthy and well. Please continue to pray for strength, endurance, and that we would finish strong.
We love you all!
Anna (for the team)
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