We mentioned the Biedebach family in our latest newsletter, but we realized that many of you may not know who they are. Hereâ€™s your introduction!
Brian and Anita, Ami (6), Bradley (4), Benjamin (2), and Allison (6 mo)
What a blessing it has been to work with this family! They have fed and housed us, helped us find our feet in a foreign country, invited us into ministry and relationships, challenged us to love Christ more, and taught us a hundred things about what it means to love and serve the church.
The Biedebachs left for furlough 3 months ago, and it looks like it will be another couple months before they are able to return to Malawi. They plan to stay in the States to get some help for Anita who is suffering repercussions of long-term (9 months!), undiagnosed appendicitis. For updates on the Biedebachs and Anitaâ€™s situation, you can check out their blog. But here are some favorite and recent pictures of our dear friends and partners in ministry.
Ami, Bradley, and Benjamin fill out the percussion section, helping Brian lead music for youth group.
October 12, at the airport, on their way to America!
Weâ€™re just a bit jealous of these more recent pictures, as the Biedebachs got to spend an evening hanging out with Mattâ€™s parents in Camarillo, CA.
We do miss the Biedebachs, but we know that God has plans for them in these unexpected months in the States, and His plans are so much better than ours. And really, 2 more months of Costco, mild California winter, and Grace Community Church… thatâ€™s not so bad! We hope they can enjoy this time of rest, and we look forward to having them back in Malawi soon!