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Adam Willard: I'm thankful for God's rescue plan for the world, that he's come to each and every one of us, high and low, near and far, rich and poor, weak and strong, the insider and the outcast, no matter the language or culture - Jesus has come near to us. In his humility, he lifted us up. In his weakness, he brought us victory. In his suffering, he healed us. Through his death, he gave us abundant life. Pray that God would honor us to join him in his rescue plan for the world.
We had a great time over the last couple of days visiting Dumphries, the village here in South Africa where Lora and I used to live and work as Peace Corps Volunteers in 2008-2010. These pictures are with some of our host family and one of our school principals. Everyone was thrilled to see Matimu (whose name, meaning "history", makes immediate sense to our Shangaan friends in Dumphries). It's great that we've had the chance to visit three times now since we left South Africa in 2010; and every time they welcome us back as family!
Adam Willard: To all our friends in Dumphries: Lora and Matimu and I are coming to visit you on Thursday and Friday this week! We hope to see you then!
Our friend Ingrid took us to a nearby place today where we were able to see and pet a cheetah! Matimu was reasonably a bit scared, but also interested to see at the same time. While we were petting the cheetah (managed by a handler the whole time), the cheetah wandered off to track down the scent of a nearby deer and started stalking it before the handler brought him back over to us. Glad he didn't think we were food-worthy!
Adam Willard: We made it to South Africa! Matimu forgot all about the last time he flew (2 1/2 years ago), so it was all very thrilling to him, all new stuff - he got a window seat! The best (in my opinion) was in the airport when he was shouting for our attention and said, "look Daddy! Machine stairs!" He was thrilled to see the escalators.
Please pray for us as we travel to South Africa tomorrow. We're heading there to deliver our baby (due early December), so pray that Lora and the baby's health would continue well and especially that the delivery would be short and smooth. Please also look at our website for more prayer requests for our team and ministry:
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