Last Thursday (Thanksgiving Day) we went to pay a home visit on a family out in the rural area. The family consists of a mother, father, two grown children and an auntie. All of them are mentally challenged; some obviously more than others. As is usually the case, it is hard to see the severe need and conditions. But one thing I noticed is how involved the community was in helping the family. The family's mud and stick houses had collapsed in the rain but the community came together to rebuild them for the family. They even put in a very nice concrete floor. It was elevated just a bit above the ground so that even in a severe downpour the water won't seep through.
After visiting the homestead the three of us stopped by to visit Nomile which of course we all enjoyed. Then I rushed home for a shower and then went up to Mbabane to Steve and Monica's house for thanksgiving dinner. They are long term missionaries from the US. It was a wonderful time in beautiful surroundings filled with beautiful Christian fellowship. I am very thankful for the opportunity God has given me to serve Him in Swaziland.
I think my Wi-Fi time is about up so I will continue with more updates when I arrive in Washington, DC. It will give me something to do in my 6 hour layover before I board a plane to Austin.