I couldn't help but think of that fun song from The Sound of Music as I read a post from one of the Iris Missionaries. First he posted that they had enjoyed some time on the front porch Sunday evening, laughing, worshiping together, and eating fried okra - one of Brooke's favorites! I commented on his post, thanking him for updating, since I am missing my girl terribly! I asked him to pass along a message to Brooke and to let Ed & Kay know that Mary & I had spent time praying on their front porch Saturday. Another person also commented that she and her husband had spent time praying on Jon & Marci's (of We Will Go) front porch praying as well! Don't you just love it?!!
The next post was about how he and his wife were taking the team to the nearby village of Mieze to assist with giving medication to a goat herd. I just had to laugh at the image of sweet Kay in the middle of a goat herd! I could imagine just about anyone else on the team biting the bullet and doing it, but Kay? Those of you who know our Kay are probably laughing right along with me! I'm sure there will be some fun stories to be reported about this particular event! ; )
Here is what Jim Taylor, the missionary reported:
"My wife and I took the Team to the village of Mieze today. They all helped us give the entire goat herd their parasite medication... took about an hour an half. Then we gave them a tour of the Mieze Center and they got to meet some of the children and hear the story of the Mieze Miracle. They were VERY helpful to us! It would have been a long hard job without them."
I wondered what the Mieze miracle meant, so I went to Iris' website to read about it. I hope they don't mind if I borrow their content, so you can get a glimpse of what God is doing there.