Saturday, August 30, 2008

What not to bring


I was looking through some old photos and had to post this one. Often items get sent as gifts with great intentions but land in the wrong place. A ski-mask in Sudan makes about as much sense as spinach to our four year old, Isaac. "What AM I suppossed to do with this?" After explaining to Abdul, who is a great student, how to put the mask on and explaining why one would wear it, I snapped this photo. We laughed and went our ways. I am not sure what he decided to do with it.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Keepin' Busy

Part of what has been occupying my time while in Kenya has been renovating our office. Our team in Sudan has grown from 7 missionaries in 2004 to over 50 missionaries in 2008. The office, needless to say, needed to be expanded. We converted a bathroom into an office, tore out some walls, put internet and power lines in, and painted. I hope it serves the growing needs of both office staff and missionaries. Here is the freshly removed bathtub from the future office.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Yabus' flooding river



This is the time of year in Yabus when the river level rises so high that it even floods the old bridge (which is why it's so important we build the new one). One of our teammates rebuilt the pontoon boat we used for crossing the river last year and it's helping transport children to/from school, help people and their goods get to market, and for any medical needs. Please keep praying for more funds to come in for the bridge project as it is such a GREAT need.

Also visit our bridge blog: http://www.yabusbridge.blogspot.com/.