Monday, July 21, 2008

JULY 21, 2008

Well, it's with great excitement that I let you all know we have been officially accepted as missionaries with MAF! And we've accepted our first regional field assignment on the continent of Africa. MAF has several bases in a few countries; the main ones are in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Lesotho (the one I have been mentioning). DRC is split up into East and West regions, so we could be assigned to East DRC, West DRC, or Lesotho. We'll probably be requesting an assignment in Lesotho; the more we learn about the country, the people, and the program there, the more we are drawn to it. If you look on the map to the right, DRC is kind of the purple-ish country in the middle of the continent. Lesotho is the orange country way at the bottom, right in the middle of South Africa.

So what happens now? Well, we've got to talk with the regional director for Africa, and he will assign us an actual country and program, so we'll know sometime in the next couple weeks what that will be. It's such a relief to finally know at least the general area we'll be heading to. Today was a little hard I think just to wait all day with nervous excitement.
As always, we welcome your questions and comments, and look forward to sharing with many of you in person!

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