Sunday, February 27, 2011


When we arrived back at the airport last night two of us weren't sure we were going to make it on the plane. We were the last few people who made it. Unfortunately, our getting on the flight meant that we were late to Dulles so we missed our connection. We were on two flights getting back to Bham. Those of us on the last flight got back just before the airport was shut down because of an unattended auto. I did not get my luggage nor was I able to talk to a representative. Since I can't find a phone number, I guess I'll be there early tomorrow. I am so thankful for the prayers. I remained mostly calm inspite of the craziness around me.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Praising God in Dakar

We are so thankful that they discovered the leak before we took off. We sat on the plane a couple of hours and were then taken back to the gate where we were given pastries, drinks and fruit. Since the part that was needed has to come from Atlanta or Paris they can't promise that the flight will leave until Monday. They bussed us to the Pullman Resort on the Atlantic. It has a beautiful view. They fed us a special lunch at 3:00 pm. While we were eating the lady from delta called to say that we have seats on South African Airlines tonight so we go back to the airport at 10 and should be back in Bham by noon on Sunday. We are all so glad to have our wonderful prayer partners. Please pray for the rest of the trip.


We got to the airport and on the plane very quickly. As we pushed back to take off, they discovered that the plane has a hydraulic leak. We sat on board over an hour and now we are back in the airport praying that they can fix it so we can get to NY in time to clear customs and get on our flight to Atlanta.

Friday, February 25, 2011


Today was our day in the van. We left S about 7:30 and finally cleared all our border stops around 1:30. We arrived in Dakar as the sun was setting. Dinner was pizza and ice cream at Ceasers. It was delicious. We are currently at the guesthouse where we are spending the night. Our flight leaves at 7:30 tomorrow morning. After the hot, bumpy ride today, we are all looking forward to the flight home.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thursday already

We have just arrived in S from our 110 kilometer ride to MS. I'm sure we went several kms vertically due to the potholes in the road. It is extremely dry and dusty. That was really evident tonight with all the fires we saw in the bush.
The trip was well worth the ride. The good news was proclaimed and praise was offered up in prayer. We were guests of the mayor. We prayer walked and stopped in many compounds. The mayor had us to his office and then sent us to his house to eat lunch. F ,F and m did such a wonderful job of explaining the Word. Tomorrow we are off to the main city.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Today we were back at Djt for the eye clinic. We visited in several compounds. F was able to talk to the local religious leader. Our favorite visit was to the mother of twins. We spent the afternoon with her and her friends. She is the mother of eight. The youngest are the twins, Adam and Eve, who are a month old. Her husband is in prison. It is extremely hot and dry. The boys that I enjoyed last year were not there. Many of the boys were out in the bush where they were under going their rite of passage. The kangkurao was wandering around the village as we left. It is a demon-spirit in which a mask-wearer covers his entire body with blood-read bark. All the children were running and hiding.Tomorrow we are off to another village.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Today is our first day of the eye clinic at Djt. As we drove up, I looked for the little boys that I played with last year. I don't know why but none of them were there. There was one little girl that I thought I recognized. We left the clinic area to visit a compound where a lady was extremely ill. She is from S but her children brought her to Djt to visit the "witch doctor. F presented the gospel. The lady who took us remembered me from last year. We visited several compounds today where the gospel was spread. Please pray for strength and perseverance.


What a wonderful day! We were able to visit in a compound in B where two ladies are the head of the compound because their husbands are dead. K and K started visiting in that village several years ago. One lady asked k to continue to come. We stopped first at the chiefs house for greetings and then went to the compound where many widow ladies were. F was able to present the gospel boldly to the ladies. Please pray that God will open their ears to the truth. Pray that they will have confidence in choosing J.

Monday, February 21, 2011


We had a wonderful time of worship. We were so thankful to see new believers as well as meet many English speakers who live near by. Lunch was delicious. We all ate from the bowl. I had my fill of koucha! In the afternoon we went to mk. At first we sat at the compound with the children staring at us. Then one of our team started telling stories. After that one of the ladies walked us around to meet other ladies. We told stories stories at two other houses. The ladies at the second one listened for well over an hour. One of them gave baths to 6 children during the stories. At 9 we began the film. There were lots of people watching on both sides of the screen. It lasted until after 11 pm but few people left until it was over. We spent the night on the floor of the school.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunny S

We arrived at our town in S after a long drive yesterday. I don't think that it is extremely far but we have to drive through another country to get here. We have to show our passports four times along the way > then pay how much the authorities ask for at each stop. To add to that it is a long, dusty, pothole filled road almost all the way when we leave the city. Since I was not jet lagged, I enjoyed seeing everything along the way. We ate a wonderful meal when we got here. There are no fast food places so we get to stop once at a service station for snacks. The house we are staying in is wonderful. This morning we have worship with the handful of believers who are here. Then we drive to a village where we will spend the night. We will show the J film tonight. This village has never seen it.

Friday, February 18, 2011


The days of the retreat flew by. We had a wonderful time getting to know so many workers from various teams in Paris. The four boys were so much fun. The adults so much appreciated being able to get away together to study the word and have fun with other believers. We had family worship and family fun time every night. Tuesday night we danced with the wii. There is some wonderful video. Wednesday night was family bowling. There are pictures out there of me bowling. Hope I don't have to see any of them.
Yesterday's trip from Orly to Casablanca to Dakar was uneventful. Today, G and I have gotten to know Dakar by taxi, walking and by ferry. What a wild and dark place. Hope to get a good nights sleep before we take off south when the team gets here at 6 am.

Monday, February 14, 2011


On Sunday we were able to go back to a familiar place to me. In the past I had pw in that area. This time we were able to do some distribution. There were several who came to our table. WIsh we could have stayed longer. In the afternoon , we got to see the city. As we watched the tower blink, it reminded me of the small blinks of truth in this city of lights

Friday, February 11, 2011

Beautiful day to fly

Off on another great adventure. May my life be lived with eternity in mind. To God be the glory.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Snow again!

I just had to post a picture in case I'm missing it next week.
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