Sunday, February 27, 2011

The River, The Water - Everywhere!

It is so interesting to watch the water rise in the river. What is even more interesting is how the water comes in from behind us as well as in the river "in front" of us. Each day there are changes. So that you can get a just a little sample of how it is, I am going to share pictures of how the land looked when we arrived back in October compared to how it looks now.

October- the bridge into our village.      Feb 17th - the bridge.                 Feb 26th - the bridge!


The river by our house in Oct.            Notice the island across                   Notice the white poles deep in the
Notice the poles to the left that           from the river.                                 water behind the boat!  Notice
are NOT even in the water.                                                                       the island is UNDER water!!!


A road off of our main road to the village Feb 17th.                                   The same "road", now a river. 
                                                                                                                              Feb. 26


Water, water everywhere but we are still in the village and God is GOOD!!!

I lift up my eyes to the hills - where doew my help come from?  My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.  
The Lord will keep you from all harm - He will watch over your life:
the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.   Psalm 121: 1,2,7,8 

Monday, February 21, 2011

We are back after a needed break to Kasane!!!

We just spent a wonderful, relaxing few days in Botswana!


 We played our first tennis in Africa on Friday and Saturday!!!


We went on 2 safari’s – one boat, one jeep and we saw loads of animals including hundreds of elephants, hippos, antelopes, fish eagles, wart hogs, and many more!! God’s creation – AWESOME!!!



Don’t worry, if you support us, we do NOT expense our time away. That is under our own, personal budget. Thank you for your ongoing support so we can be with the children and minister and share the gospel of Jesus Christ to the children AND the people that we meet along the way!

YOU are awesome and we thank GOD for YOU each Day!

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Vote for our evacuation location!!!!

The Waters are rising FAST!!!  We have done some research and we are ready to have some fun with a not so fun situation - evacuation with 59 children to safe, dry land. 
So, below are 6 sites that we have visited and we would like you to vote in the comments section of the blog. 
We might as well have a good time and smile and laugh!  We know that God will provide for our needs each and every day and we know that he will protect us and keep us safe!!!  

Option one - a field that is fenced:

Option two:  An established neighborhood where we would have to camp in the field:


Option three:  another field, no fence.
Option four: a small building, lots of achohol bottles around the building. Fenced. Another camping option.

Option five:  an open hall with a "courtyard" around it for camping.

Option six:  A one hundren year old barn that we would have to help rennovate.  It still smells like the pigs and chickens that lived there. 

Cast your vote in the comments section!!  We will keep you posted on the outcome!!  Thanks!

 I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13)