Becoming a Father

Seeing my dear friends, Ben and Erica, in Malawi, fills my heart with a much joy and even more anxiety.   The last time I saw them was on our USA tour. As my hosts abroad, they helped me deal with the new culture and all of the mystery that came with it. Like a baby in the arms of his parents, I could relax in their care.   The tables have now turned around. For four months, I will be the caretaker. It is a dream come true to share my country with friends from other nations. All the same, I am feeling the weight that comes with returning this immense favor to my friends.   'Where will you take them? What will you feed them? How will you keep them safe and smiling?'  These are the questions that are flooding my mind. It's strange how I lust for my dreams to manifest, yet am always overcome with stress when they're actually happening!   Nevertheless, since their arrival, I have felt myself moulding into my fatherly role as I take the lead. While the next few months will be full of unknowns, I am confident that there will be plenty of fun, laughs and big adventures!   Godfrey

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