Posts Tagged With: Senegal

Been through the water

It was 2004, and we rested in the home’s shady courtyard, as grateful to escape the hot sun of Kaffrine, Senegal as we were to worship the God whom we had spent days serving in medical huts.  We sat on the ground, sang songs in several languages, and witnessed something incredibly rare among the Wolof people.

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Remembering His faithfulness

One of my favorite heroes growing up was Indiana Jones.  With a cool hat, a calm demeanor, and a cockeyed grin, he always showed faith that things would work out in the end.  I loved the part in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade when he took the leap of faith, stepping into what he believed was an abyss only to discover that a way across had been there all along.

It’s a good reminder to Tracy and me as we follow God’s call to serve Him and those around us, now and when we get to Cape Town.  It’s important to have faith in His providence for what lies ahead and to strengthen that faith by remembering times He has provided for our needs in the past.

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“Home” again, and back

Tracy reports on her recent trip to Zambia.

You don’t realize how much you miss home until you return after a long time away.

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It’s a great, big, small world

Except for college, I have lived my entire life within a 2¼-mile radius.

That’s no exaggeration.  My childhood home, my first apartment, and the three houses where Tracy and I have lived all fit within a 2.249-mile radius circle.  Medieval peasants were more mobile.

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