Monday, June 11, 2012

Lilongwe, Malawi

So a day before leaving the has finally hit me. What in the world have I gotten myself into?!? Is this craziness really happening? I didn't think this would actually come to be. BAH

For the next 3 months...6 months..1 year... who knows?.. I will be calling Lilongwe, Malawi home. 
So where exactly is Malawi?

This is my future home, Nature's Gift permaculture centre

I will be working and learning all about permaculture which is basically
sustainable agriculture and the sustainable design for human settlements. Permaculture encompasses three principles... care of the earth, care of people and fair share. 

So a day before I step on the plane, I am freaking out, wondering what I got myself into...doubting why I am even going. Nervous because I don't know anyone, scared because I am not going with anyone I know, doubting if I can make it for several months taking bucket showers and living with no electricity.

Despite the fear and nerves I can find peace in one thing. I know the same God that I read about in the Bible that rescued the Israelites from Egypt, fed 5,000 and raised people from the dead is the same God that is going with me, walking with me as I arrive in Malawi and find my way 14 km out of the city to my new home. There is a beauty in life when stepping out of your comfort zone and instead trusting and relying on God for all your needs. 

Hopefully I will have enough internet to update about the craziness of life in Malawi. 

Lake Malawi
 Okay seriously who wants to visit me?

Take my heart and let it be all for you and for your glory

1 comment:

  1. I WANT TO VISIT!!! I just have this thing called 'fall semester' that gets in my way. So the longer you stay the more realistically I can come visit. Because Lake Malawi looks BEAUTIFUL!