Today while riding in the car my four year old asks me, "Mom, will we have breakfast in Africa?" I said, "Yes." He said, "What about lunch and dinner?" I said, "We'll eat lunch and dinner too." After a few minutes of quiet he asked, "Will there be kitars (guitars) in Africa?" I said, "Yes, there will be guitars." He then said, "OK, that sounds good then." Apparently, all of his fears have been relieved!!
I wish it was that easy with our older two kids who are beginning to express more concerns about going and they have some very real and reasonable fears. I would love to be able to tell them that everything will be perfectly fine and that there won't be any problems, but none of us can really promise our kids that. Instead, we're just trying to point them to the promises of the God who called us to Africa and remind them that He will never leave us or forsake us. We appreciate your prayers for our family during this time.