This is who God is…

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The night before Thanksgiving, Brandon mentioned how he was craving a cinnamon roll. I don’t know how familiar you are with Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland), but we do not have an abundance of cinnamon rolls here, and I’m not the best baker. Brandon quickly realized the mistake of voicing a craving out loud that can’t be satisfied, so we tried our best not to think about the doughy, sweet goodness we missed so much. A few hours later, a fellow missionary texted an invite for a ladies’ Thanksgiving morning coffee with homemade cinnamon rolls. It goes without saying that I went and of course, I brought back a roll for Brandon. Isn’t this who God is? While he doesn’t always give us exactly what we want, sometimes He surprises us by answering un-prayed prayers. Even small ones, just to show He’s with us. The last few months have been difficult- in October, we uncovered a hidden betrayal by some local staff members. It was a shock and we’ve been dealing with the fallout ever since. This is our first update in a while because we’ve been struggling with how much work has fallen to us now that those staff are gone. Immediately after this news, we had a staff member unexpectedly pass away and a handful of others decided they will not return to their roles next year- adding additional pressure. However, God, in all His goodness, has made this into an opportunity for positive change and renewal. AIM…

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March Update (and 2016 review)

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We’ve been looking back at what our mission organization has been able to accomplish in 2016. We’re proud to say that we’re only a small part of this movement in Swaziland. We’re grateful that God plans are bigger than our plans- we are sitting back in amazement of what he’s doing here. Ministry is more about quality over quantity, but sometimes the numbers are fun to look at and be encouraged at all the Lord is doing-

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First Official Blog Post

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Welcome to our blog! This blog is intended for friends and family who would like to know what we’re up to, but all are welcome to read. You know, for a few years now I’ve been thinking of doing this- I’m so terrible at sending out physical newsletters!  Luckily for me, I have a sweet, helpful husband who knows how to navigate technology. I’m hoping that this blog will be a good outlet for us to post, share, and process what God is doing in our lives and all that goes on during our journey through life. Again welcome, and thanks for stopping by. grace and peace, Melinda

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