Thursday, February 19, 2009

We dream of Africa

Since I am not quite ready to write to everyone about our everyday life:  living, shopping, everyday happenings (I am still working through it emotionally)......  I would love to give you a glimpse of the hopeful future!!

(This was where a picture was supposed to be, but we cannot find our camera cord at the moment, but trust me I will send one later, and I hope you can see what I can)

I am not one to envision something before it happens.  For example, John can walk into a torn down building and look  at it and see beautiful windows, glamorous paintings and high ceilings of either what was or what could be.  Myself, on the other hand, tend to find myself on the more literal side - deteriorating walls, insect eaten floors and smells of things long gone bad....  
However, when John, Jason and my brother and I walked up these boulders in Jos and Jason showed us the outline of the property that John would soon be reconstructing, I was in awe of the possible beauty.  I actually saw it!  Huge boulders of landscape, people busy working in the shops, or in the future fishery and chicken hatchery.  Lives being lived and transformed daily by the Lord.  Purpose, Hope, a refuge and shelter, Relationships, LIFE...   
I am so thankful for being here.  I actually find myself in tears at any given moment by glimpses caught of what God can and is really do here.  The need is significant and I want to be here to do what the Lord wants.  Now granted, maybe the tears are from longings of conveniences of life, or relationships missed, but I am glad to be feeling something....
Please pray as we continue to blog and figure out our roles here.  I thank you all for helping us get here by either impacting us or praying for us or supporting us financially.  We don't want to be anywhere else.
For those of you still wondering, the kids are doing great and we are enjoying each other.  I promise to write more about our daily lives soon.
God Bless!


  1. Yay!! I can't wait to be there with you!!! :) Press on and know you are being prayed for like crazy!!

  2. We walk by FAITH, not by sight.
    2 Corinthians 5:7

    and in the words of the hymn writer:

    "Be THOU my vision . . ."

  3. Thanks for the update! Even in very humbling circumstances, you are so strong! Always remember that God has choosen you and your family to be there and go on His GREAT GLORY strength! And while i cant wait to here about what is going on, the time in between just pushes the imagination of the rest of us here! you are so loved my friend!

  4. I know your call sustains you. Praise God for that and for the vision He has allowed to you see in the new property development. I am praying for friendships for you and John and the kids.

  5. Wow! What an inspiration you are to me! I am overjoyed by your prose and insight and passior for your ministry. Our love to you five.

    Dad & Eileen

  6. I just reread 2/19 thinking it was 3/19 today and was inspired all over again. The gift from John today was wonderful! Many thanks for the phone call. Our visas are on their way to us, should be her on the 23rd-Monday. Cor, you continue to inspire me! Thank you so much.