At the end of August, we bid a bitter sweet farewell to Dustin. After two years of living in our cottage (where Granny used to live), we were sad to see him go, but really happy to know he was going back to the States to get married to Carolyn. Today, another American missionary arrives – Morgan is coming! She is actually on her way, flying via Addis Ababa and is making good progress.
Since Dustin and the cottage was vacant we took advantage of the opportunity and got the paving done. The cottage was cleaned and scrubbed and Tembisa is here today to clean the windows and finish it off. We have done a LOT of garden work and now on this sunny day, everything is beginning to look so much better.
We are ready for Morgan. She gets to drive Dustin’s car (Dustin comes back sometime next year with his (by then) wife, Carolyn. Mike noticed Dustin’s car had a flattish tyre so he went down to put some air in them, only be told one had a nail in. This morning he took it to be fixed, so car is all good to drive.
Once Morgan is settled, I think things will quieten down at home. We have really taken advantage of September with the start of spring and done an outside springclean. Now I need to extend it inside the house! That’s going to be the next project.
My thousand thanks that I started yesterday had me smiling as we had got behind with the washing and I was running out of underwear. With the sunny weather, I did a couple of loads and as I folded it up I said out loud, “thank you Jesus for fresh underwear” – that’s Thanks number Five.
6. Persivate ointment. – Every winter, I get these patches of dermatitis that are only helped with persivate ointment. One application and it immediately improves.
7. Hot water. There’s nothing better than coming in from the garden after pulling out weeds and getting all muddy than climbing into a hot shower. I’m so grateful for hot water.
I’m reading through Isaiah and this morning read chapter 32. Isaiah speaks of righteousness. We can’t be perfect – but when we understand and believe that Jesus died for us, we take on His righteousness. As I pondered this verse this morning, I imagined wearing a cloak of Christ’s righteousness.
“The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever.”
I can’t be righteous on my own, but enveloped in the cloak of Christ’s righteousness, I can expect peace, quietness and confidence (in Him) forever.
That is awesome.
These are the days.
Keep the smile going.
God bless you!
In His Grip,
Helga xx 🙂