Sunday, August 25, 2013

Come on a drive around Maseru!

A HUGE THANK YOU to those of you who gave to our vehicle fund!  We now have a used Toyota Fortuner to get around town and it will be perfect for our family in this mountain kingdom!  Come on our fist family drive around Maseru with us!
The new Danforth Ride!

Up the mountain we go!

Back down the mountain and back into Maseru.

This is for little Caleb M. who will soon join our team.  You'll get to see lots of moocows and shepherds
when you get here!
Happy 50th birthday, Your Majesty! 

Saturday, August 24, 2013

A Dream Come True...

The top thing on Sawyer's list for Lesotho was to catch a lizard.  This big dream came true yesterday in our front yard!

This picture is for Jonah, Wesley, Ezra, A.J., and Jaden.  Some lizards drop their tails when they feel threatened, so as soon as Sawyer reached for him, he lost his tail!  It laid there and wriggled for a few minutes :)
"Daddy, now what do I do with it?"
Letting him go.  Such a hard choice.
Goodbye tailless friend!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Daylight and Prayer...

Daylight and prayer bring fresh perspective.  Thank you to my sweet ones who intercede on my behalf.  Loving you each today!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sorrow sans distraction...

Nobody knows to warn of the pain of sorrow sans distraction.  So many unseen transitions, so much heartache over new brokenness seen, so many old freedoms lost, so many new things scrutinized.  There is no Netflix to drown out new pain.  No hours of mindless Facebook.  No soulless t.v. to swallow the hurt.

It's healthier, I know, to just sit in the pain.  It's healthier to feel on deeper levels than I've felt in a long time.  Mind and emotions working overtime with nothing to distract.  It's healthier this way.  It forces one to FEEL.  It forces one to self-examine.  It forces one to think of Job's faithfulness when stability crumbled.  It forces one to pray.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

A Day in South Africa...

Yesterday, a dear new friend, Kim, took us on a coffee date in South Africa (30 minutes across the border).  It was so enjoyable to see such a different side of Africa at Living Life Coffee Shop.  We also picked up our new Irish Wolfhound pup, Caoimhe or "Keevah".  Caoimhe means "gentle" in Gaelic.

Living Life has an awesome playground for the kids!

Meeting Caoimhe!

Meet the Amazing Auntie Kim!  She takes her role as the MK Auntie very seriously, which we love!

Getting Caoimhe across the border. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Pray with me today...

 "But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumph, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things? For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God's Word; but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ." 
2 Corinthians 2:14-17. 

If you pray for us today, join me in my prayer this morning as I looked at my hill outside my kitchen window.  Pray that Sam, myself, Elaina and Sawyer will be a fragrance of Christ among these mountains.  Pray that we will be sincere in our love and that we will be diligent in this work of spreading the knowledge of His hope.  Pray these things also for our MAF team.  

Sunday, August 11, 2013

The Danforth Pad in Maseru, Lesotho!

Check out our new home for the next few years!
The hill I see each day from my yard and kitchen window.  I love washing dishes and looking at that hill and praying over the Basotho who live in the mountains this winter.

Our front yard is mostly cement, which has become a joke amongst the Danforth Four.
We may open the Danforth Roller Rink Skate Park in our front yard :)
Our driveway/roller rink/skate park 
The side of our house currently has patches of some kind of garden.
And who DOESN'T want THAT in their garden?
The tacky playground has GOTTA GO, but I'm sharing a pic for your amusement.
Laundry lines in the backyard. 
Also in the backyard.  Wonder if there are any stories on the ricochet effect of a brick wall target.