The Youngs

Anything but normal.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Youth Crusade

There is such a need for the youth and children here. They are forgotten and thrown away for anyone and everyone to take advantage of. We work with so many of the ones that have no hope left in their lives because they were robbed of there inasence at such a young age. On a daily bases we walk and drive around and there they are children from what it looks like out numbering the adults because the life expectancy is only 36 years old. So when the parents and care takers die the children are there to fend for themselves. What a tricky way for the devil to still the hope and dreams from the kids. But we know that Jesus is bigger than that. Jesus plan for the kids and the rest of the world is freedom, to give a serve them till there is nothing left to serch the world for lost souls and to provide hopes and dreams to those that have lost them or never had it. Thats why pat, kristen and myself fill like a youth crusade for thousands of kids from 15-20 can come together and send praise to the Father who can restore the abuse and give vision to those who've had it stollen from them. November is when were shooting for so please pray that the hearts of the people are pure and everything will go with the heartbeat of Christ.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

So i am just posting to let you know that my week has gotten better. Homesick days come and go. Thanks to everyone for the encouragement :) Today is a day at the office, catching up on emails. Yesterday, Charles, Ben, Patrick and Levi worked hard at our Fonteyn care point, getting it leveled out so that the kids have more room to play. I was so proud of Charles working so hard on this project. He really made it happen. He has taken such ownership of our 2 care points. He impresses me daily. On another note, we have been making some really good friends here and we praise God for that. Here are a few pics from the 4th. Charles and Doug :)

Monday, July 10, 2006


Today I am feeling homesick. I would give anything to be at my sister's house, sitting on her couch, holding my niece and laughing about something. I know I am where God has called me, but I still have these days. Days where I feel alone. Days where I would love to pick up a phone and call a friend to come over. God grant me the strength to walk this journey you have placed before me. Give me comfort and perserverance. Let me know that I am not alone.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Chick Night Swazi Style

So this is a little past due, but last Friday night was our chick night :) We pigged out on pizza and chocolate and s'mores and brownies, all ingredients imported from non other than the USA. American m&m's, butterfingers, hersheys, graham crakers, marshmellows, the whole works!! We also did face masks, and hand treatments, and of course, we gushed untill 3AM. Thank you Susan for hosting the sleepover/chick night and all of the hardwok you put into it. Thank you EVERYONE for sharing your American goodies :)

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th!! Well I will say it was a little weird freezing my buns off on the 4th of July, but, it was still a lot of fun to celebrate. The other missionaries here are truly becoming like family, not replacing, but adding on. We had the traditional barbeque, or as they call it here, a brie, potato salad, mac and cheese, kool-aid, etc... We celebrated american style. It was a lot of fun, thank you to all my family here for making it feel like home. Sort of :) Charles and I moved into our new house and we feel very blessed. It is a huge bleesing form God, thank you for all of your prayers. I hope everyone is well, we will post a new blog again soon. Love you all!!!

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