On May 31st, 2012 the Maxwell family boarded a plane and moved to Swaziland to live at Project Canaan. I hope to update my blog on Saturday mornings and share, as honestly as I can, the highs and lows of our life in Africa. We are living on a farm in a remote part of this tiny Kingdom and are serving the community as well as the orphans and vulnerable children of the nation. The 365 day count down started on June 1st, 2011, but the real journey begins now. Thanks for joining us.
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Saturday, November 21, 2015
These are dark days.
Zodwa's grave was covered with a tree so that if the rains come, the dirt is not washed away.
This blog will be very short because I really didn't want to write at all.
These are dark days.
Lowlights from this week:
·Dealing with a human trafficking case that has
broken my soul and taken me/many of us to the darkest place of human cruelty
·2-day old baby was born perfectly healthy (9+
lbs and HIV negative) and the family went to the hospital to kill the baby
rather than taking him home. We pray that he will be safe for the weekend and come to us next week.
·Personal betrayal at the deepest level.
·Leaving the house at 4AM today to attend our
sweet Zodwa’s funeral and burial, then having to speak at the grave site to her
husband, 5-year old son and family who is mourning her loss. We miss our daughter, our sister and our friend.
What I know for sure:
·Jesus is alive and securely on the throne.
·All of these things are designed to draw us
closer to Him.
·We are to give thanks in all things, and so we
Please pray for Ian and me, for our family and for all those
serving with Heart for Africa in Swaziland. The enemy is here to kill and destroy, that's it. So we must claim victory, but that is so hard some days/weeks/months.
These are dark days, globally.Let us join together in unity, not division because this is
too hard, without unity in the body of Christ, and without His grace.
Live from Swaziland … today I want to quit.Jesus please give me strength, and