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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Don & Rita Boyd Newsletter: April 20, 2008

Hello to all,

We are happy to be back home again.  Our family and the Church family all seem to be doing quite well.  It didn't take long for us to get back into the swing of things.  The welcome back that we got from everyone was GREAT!  I think a lot of people were not so sure that we would be back.  We have been showered with lots of gifts on our return, which has been nice. 

Last Thursday the Konkwa ladies' Bible class met here across the road from our house.  For the first time one of the ladies from the class presented a lesson on love and did a great job. I was very proud of her.  After the class they had me to invite Don over and they sang to us and presented us with some gifts.  They gave us a reed mat, a large amount of potatoes and a hen (that laid an egg for us while it was waiting there).  We all got a big laugh out of that.  On Tuesday one couple came by to welcome us and brought us 10 eggs, which was very nice because we only get 2 or 3 eggs a day from our hens.  The welcome home by everyone has been very humbling. 

Yesterday was the first mid-week study we have had with the Lunsala Church since we came back and there were 19 present for the study, the most we have ever had for that study.  Today will be my first time to teach the Konkwa ladies class and I am hoping for a good number.  Sondra taught that class while I was gone and last week the ladies gave her a nice "thank you" for filling in for me.  We can see growth in the new Churches here and are thankful to God for that. 

This is a nice time of the year here right now.  The rains have stopped, it is not so hot and the dust has not gotten too bad yet.  Boy the road from the highway to our place really got bad during the rains this year and so Brian has a crew starting work on it today, trying to get it in shape for the container truck that is coming next month.  There always seems to be some major work project going on around here and I guess that is to be expected when you live in a third world country.  We enjoy life here even with all the challenges, the people make it all worth while. 

That seems to be all the news for now.  I will try and keep you informed as often as I can, although I am not so good at writing.  We thank God for you, for your care, for your love and for prayers for us. 

Love in Christ,  
Rita & Don  

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