Thursday, January 24, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Here are some cows that we "ran into" on our road that were wishing for the greener grass.
I wonder if it wouldn't be better to be more like a chameleon. We saw one (well, we think it was, we aren't sure because we had never seen one before) at the lake and it was amazing how quickly it changed its color because of the environment or because it was angry at being bothered. I suppose it would be better for me to more like the chameleon, in a way, where I can quickly and easily adapt to my situation...not always wishing I were someplace I am not.
So, where are we now? Joel is in Zambia and the rest of us are staying with my friend Lee-Anne after having a week of staying at the Baptist guesthouse. Yes, back in the land of the hot showers, but still, it will be great to finally have a house!
Saturday, January 5, 2008
You don't know how much you appreciate hot showers until you don't have them. Actully, at this point the whole shower system at our property at Lake Malawi is pretty poor, so whether the water is hot or not is the least of my concerns. Let's just hope that the water is clear and not yellow (ok, that might be hoping for too much...let's just hope that the water is just yellow and not chunky). Our good friend and co-missionary Dan told us not to worry...the water came right from the lake and it had to go through so much sand to get to our pipes it was bound to be clean! Thanks, Dan, for that encouragement.
As we look out at the lake and see people washing their clothes in the water, taking baths, and of course the twice daily passing of the cow herd, we wonder if we really want to take a shower with the lake water. I guess that really isn't an issue either, as the water pressure is so low that the water comes out only as a trickle (which really makes it easier to ignore the yellow but easier to spot the chunks). There is a plan in the works to put in a well at the lake and I think that this is a great idea. There is actually one building that has a shower with good pressure (so I hear) and hot water. Unfortunately this building also houses a huge spider that has claimed this shower as his home. I, for one, am not going to argue with him about it!
As much as I joke about life at the lake, we are so thankful that God has provided this place for us to stay while we find a home in Lilongwe. It is a beautiful place to stay and we are really blessed.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
So, in this new year, I am starting this blog in my new country and am hoping for the best. I am hoping (trusting) that this will turn into my home and that sharing my adventure with you will help.