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Girls Weekend

February 7, 2013

Normally, when one thinks of a girls weekend, the ladies all go somewhere fun for shopping and take a step “above” normal life.  Maybe they go camping, or to the beach, or just rent a house and watch movies.  I doubt there are many who head out to a tiny village in Africa.  Ah well, we seem to do everything else differently, why not this too?

Sara and I had plans to spend one night in Kikongo, with Nick as our pilot, and Jocelyn and Ruth along to add to the girls weekend.  Matthew wanted this for Sara’s trip and wanted me to take the opportunity as well, so he was more than happy to hang out with the kids.

Well, yesterday, the plane made other plans and is out of service for the weekend.  So, Matthew encouraged us to take the whole weekend, between regular Kikongo stops, and stay out there.  Now the plan is that we will be dropped off on Friday and picked up on Tuesday, just me and Sara, in the jungles of Africa.  Yay for girls weekend!

So, I will be totally out of reach – the beauty of Kikongo is the lack of technology of any kind.  No cell towers, no internet – lovely peace.  I will miss the kids terribly, but they will be having a blast with Daddy for the weekend (and MaCele while he’s at work) – and not just because they’ll be with Daddy, but because we are going to be at the Christmas House again!  They had to head over to another African country for the week and asked if we would watch ShUGA and Lillie once again, so of course we agreed…mostly for the pool and ShUGA’s hilarious antics.  Of course, it’s not longer decorated for Christmas, but that’s ok.  Friday evening, after Sara and I will be sleeping in the dark (the real dark, not the dark with streetlights and cars and house lights), Matthew and the kids will go to the Christmas House and we’ll join them there Tuesday afternoon for the remainder of the week.

I’m so excited that Sara will get such a dynamic view of life here in DR Congo.  A few days at our house, a few days in the village, a few days in luxury – we really could not have planned it better for her time here!

Please pray that we will have a fantastic adventure and stay healthy and well.  Pray for Matthew and the kids – this will be the longest I’ve been away!  Pray that all the little logistics will work out.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Wick permalink
    February 7, 2013 0829

    Sounds awesome….God bless your time unplugged this weekend…:)

  2. February 7, 2013 0829

    God’s speed and have a GREAT time.  Will there be anyone (guy types) to make sure that you’re okay?  Or other MAF families that you stay with?

    Love you,

    • February 7, 2013 0829

      There is one missionary family there, the Chapmans, and they are our hosts. There is a large seminary there as well (well, “large” being a relative term), so we’re just fine. This is a tiny village of 1000 people – MAF flies in a out once or twice a week, but does not operate a base here.

  3. Heidi permalink
    February 12, 2013 0829

    I am visiting from the Congo Adoption group on Facebook. You blog is a wealth of information. Oh my goodness!! Thank you so much for blessing those families and being an in country resource for them!


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