Tomorrow, back to the North!
When we left, we were experiencing little power, phone, internet and even had our first ever water problems.
I was talking with Zelalem, a father of six who lives across the pasture. He made reference to our lack of power and said, “Wow, it’s been difficult and now you have no water.” I was personally in a funky mood because it was feeling difficult and we crossed the threshold of losing all contents of our refrigerator, rapidly moving towards losing everything in our freezer. I smiled and said, “Yeah, but Zelalem, every day, you have no water in your house, you never have power, so I can’t tell you it’s difficult.” He smiled, “Oh, but you are a foreigner and for you it is hard.” I laughed and replied, "but let’s look at our problems together, I have never had to haul water like your wife does." With a big grin, he responded, “Okay, when we look at our problems, mine are bigger."
Can you lift these things up in prayer with us?
-Countrywide elections on May 24th.
-Safe, uneventful trips over the coming days (flights, vehicles)
-Visas and work permits! We are in need of a renewal and multiple factors complicate this, hoping that all would smoothly be concluded by our departure date!
-Good attitudes, regardless of conveniences (but I am really hoping for power!) ;)