Why We Call Our Blog the Miracle of More

The miracle is a beautiful image of Ephesians 3:20--more than I can ask or imagine. Every day is a miracle. Every moment is a miracle. Specifically for our family, the miracle of more is our family growing in ways I would never have imagined when we first committed to adoption 8 years ago. But, the greatest miracle is the change in ME!

If you have questions about adoption, our work in South Africa, or spina bifida, please email me at rbmattox@bellsouth.net

Monday, July 20, 2009

South Africa

What a fast-pace never-stop few days we've had. From home on Saturday at 11:45, landing in Johannesburg on Sunday at 5:45, then leaving J today qat 9:00 a.m, arriving here in Shayandima at 6:00 tonight....We've had dinner, our mission team meeting, and now off to shower and get ready for bed.

Brad and Hazel Palmer are so hospitable and working hard to make us feel at home, half-way across the world from home. I'm looking forward to one more good night of sleep before the real work begins tomorrow.

We're going to be working the school, painting at Aunty Lydia's orphans' home, taking the children who live with Aunty Lydia shopping for clothes will all of the money that was donated, and helping feed over 100 orphans on Friday.

The internet connection in the computer room is not currently working, some trouble with the phone lines, so, for now, I'm not sure when we'll be able to post again. I have lots of pictures to share, just don't know if I will be able to do so from here.

Caleb, Brandon, Whitney, and Ellie, please kiss each other and tell one another it's from Mama. All of you kiss your daddy for me, and go kiss Grandma and Grandpa.

Josie-Tatum says, "Hello. We're having loads of fun, but keep praying. It's much colder than we thought, but we're told a cold front has come through." Hazel says it's unusually cold.

We've seen our first ostrich in the wild, banana farms, macadamia nut farms, and been totally confused by the traffic all on the wrong side of the road. I look forward to the sunshine in the morning. I admit I feel a little homesick every time it gets dark.

Thank you for all of your prayers. Please keep them coming.!

8 comments:

whitmattox said...

Hey mom: good to know that y'all are doing okay...people are messaging me on facebook asking about you and jt.
love you!

samuelsadoption said...

So glad to hear from you. I was one of those fb people Whit mentioned. anyway, prayers are comin' have fun.
Blessings
Amy

God's Grace said...

Exciting and Praying! Terry

Unless the Lord Builds the House said...

Hi Robbie!
Thank you for posting! I am definitely praying for you two and your family back home.
Hugs,
Sandy
(COP board)

Kim K. said...

How exciting. Prayers coming from West Michigan. You are doing such amazing things. JT is such an inspiration. Hugs!!

Anita said...

Yeah! Glad to hear you made it safe and sound and ready to see all that God has in store! Continued prayers!!

Stirm Family said...

So glad you guys made it safely. Continuing to pray.
Karen

dhm78 said...

Hi Robbie and Josie-T!
Thinking of you both and praying for a wonderful mission and great health and safety.

Take care and love,
hollym. from Bethany China Boards

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