Blog: 2009

June 26, 2009

group54Last weekend, with the big yellow van packed from floor to ceiling, we headed to the airport where the interns would begin their 24 hour journey home.   As we were driving down I-95, in the midst of a few different conversations in Chichewa, one of the girls started to sing, "Palibe ofana naye, palibe ofana naye, palibe ofana naye".   This song, one of my personal favorites in their repertoire since the beginning of the year,  has taken on new meaning.  The group sang this song at dozens of churches, it is track number 6 on their CD, this is the song that they sang at my wedding last October, and the song that my great aunt calls "the banana song".   One by one, the other interns joined in the chorus until it was, once again, a harmonious medley that sent chills down my spine.

While it does sound like they are singing about bananas, the song is in Chichewa and it says that there is no one in the world like Jesus.  Not in Camden, in Wilmington, in Malawi... no where.   Yet, anybody can know Jesus from anywhere.  It's amazing!   Our interns are now back in Malawi with their loved ones.   They are half-way around a world that seems so big, but they are still worshiping the same God.  

My husband, Andy, and I will be visiting our four ministries in Malawi during the month of July.  Follow our journey on our blog to hear what is happening on the ground!

-Lindsey Markelz


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