Sunday, May 24, 2009

83 Meters To Go!

Sometimes I think prayer should be more like this.

"Okay, Momma," she's on tip-toe bobbing from foot to foot, "I'm gonna go for a run now. Get ready, I'm gonna run by again!" All polka-dots and swishing skirt, she half skips like a penny gliding over the water. Zing. Sploosh. A bucket of love runs over.


Here's a note from Craig that you may know how to pray.

  • Speaking went well; I talked about the need to be ready to bear witness. Then I walked through my testimony and then the Roman's road. It went well. Today was Colt speaking at the boy’s high school and he had a good message. There were about 700+ boys there. After a short tour, we went to an all girl’s school. Maybe one of the best parts of the trip. There were about 850 girls and they were singing when we came in. WOW! Singing praise songs and they were almost deafening. It was amazing and moving. They sang a total of 4-5 songs while we were there. We introduced ourselves and after we were introduced, they went wild cheering. When the next person would stand and they would go silent again... 850 girls singing in complete unison and stopping together instantly. It was amazing! We leave for the village at 7am tomorrow and then back to Kisumu to catch a flight at 6 back to Nairobi. The well drilling has started and on Saturday they reached 47 meters and we are shooting for 130 meters... it would be amazing if we could hit water tomorrow while we are there. PRAY!


As I write Craig and the team are on a long and treacherous road back to Kasumu. It's crazy to picture him bumping down that road in a bus full of people for 10 hours. If there is another thunderstorm as there are most afternoons the road becomes a veritable landslide...

Love you all, and thank-you again for your prayers and support. I don't know what I would do without you!


Lori said...

Sounds corny but I'm awestruck by that photo. Wow! What a moment to capture. Thanks for the update from C! :)

Olson Family said...

LeRoy and I have sat here for the last 30 minutes or so reading your email and then all of Joe's updates. We are awestruck. Short whispers of "Wow" are mostly the extent of our conversation as we try to process it all. We are deeply touched. And your babies taking part in moving mountains... pictures of them on bended knee... breathtaking.

We are praying for the team, for the community in Kenya, and for the families waiting and praying at home in Spokane. We are praying with a renewed vigor and earnestness.

Thank you.