Matt and Brianne Kopp stopped by “on their way” to Ethiopia a couple weeks ago. Now, if you look at a map, you’ll realize that Malawi is not on the way to anywhere! This was an extra leg for them, and a special treat for us.
They had an adoption court date to be at in Ethiopia, and the little boy they’re adopting is almost exactly the same age as Abigail. We let them borrow our munchkin so that they could get some practice in before meeting him.
Since we had only about 24 hours with the Kopps we knew we needed to show them the best of Africa… Fortunately we were spending those 24 hours out at the lake getting ready for camp, which took us right by the Ice Cream Den!
What’s a proper visit to Lake Malawi without a trip to a crocodile farm?
We spent the night in a couple chalets on the lake shore, and the next day Matt Kopp did the opening session for our church youth camp, introducing our topic: Do You Love Me?
In those few moments over lunch or out on the lake shore early in the morning, we enjoyed great conversations with these two. We’re so thankful for their hearts for ministry and the so-evident love that they brought to us from Faith Bible Church in Ladera Ranch, CA. We’re excited to spend more time with the Kopps over the coming years, and look forward to the next time they come to Malawi!