My sister in-law, Rachel, delivered a healthy little boy at 7:03 CST on Thursday, 12 September! Ezra Matthew Carlisle weighed 7 lbs and 11 oz and was 20" long. I was post some pictures later. As of Monday night Malawi time, mother and baby are well. Please pray for my brother and his family as the adjust to the rhythms of having a newborn again.
Continue to pray for Kinglsey Kaponda and his family on the death of his sister last week.
I received an text on Saturday that one of the fathers in the school, I taught the daughter last year in 6th Grade, was shot two times as he was trying to enter the gate to his house. He was shot in the shoulder and chin on Friday night and was taken to South Africa. He has stabilized and is doing better. Mrs. Mphwiyo went to SA with her husband while Pauline, 7th, and Paul, 4th, are staying with friends here in Lilongwe. Give thanks that the father's life was spared and that he was able to be taken to SA to receive care. I will update on his condition as I have information. I saw the children first thing this morning and their spirits seemed quite bright, given the circumstances.
Thank you for praying.