Sunday, March 2, 2008

some big news...

well, bech and i have some exciting news for everyone...
we have just decided (as in this past week) that we are going to go to lilongwe, malawi next year. we will be teaching at the christian academy at the African Bible College. Bech will be starting a fine arts program and i will be most likely teaching the sixth grade class.
African Bible College is located in the capitol city of Malawi. The purpose of the college is to create a good college education for Africans. They want to train students to be Christian leaders within their own country. The Academy has an elementary school and a jr. high. It was first created mostly for the missionary kids, but now many other children attend as well. The website is www.africanbiblecollege.org, if you want to check out whats going on over there. It's an amazing ministry, and we are excited to be a part of that.
We will use this blog while we are preparing and while we are over there as a way to keep people updated. The first big step for us right now is to begin raising support. We have to raise $1800 a month and traveling costs (plane tickets, shipping extra boxes, etc.). We also will start getting our shots and passports.
I will continue to put stuff on here to update people...

3 comments:

Marty Cooper said...

Great for you guys! Have you read "The Poisonwood Bible?" It's about a missionary family in Africa. It's a fabulous book, but I know your experiences there will be very different. That's a good thing...Glad to see y'all doing well.

The McDonalds said...

Marley,
I'm so excited that you and Bech will be in Lilongwe with us next year. It will be so nice to have some more "southern" folks. We will be praying for y'all. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help out.
LeAnne

Beth Breeland said...

Marley,
What exciting news! Doesn't the Lord work out things in the greatest of ways??? You will be in our prayers. I know Sam and Leanne will be glad to have you.
Love,
Beth Breeland