Monday, April 19, 2010

pounded yam

Here in Jos, Nigeria, one of the most popular, affordable and easily found foods is the pounded yam. Yams are found everywhere, but here is a picture of some women taking some yams and putting them in this deep bowl and literally, pounding them to a more fine substance.

Personally, I don't find much flavor to the yam. A lot of people will make a stew to go alongside of it. But, overall, not a bad vegetable to eat.

These women looks strong, I wouldn't want to be on their bad side....

Just a little prayer request: if you could still pray for our neighborhood to have some water, more and more families are searching for water. A lot of wells are running dry here. As a family, we are reading right now about Aaron, Moses' brother. We are in the part of the story where the people are constantly complaining about not having water while they were wandering in the desert. John and I just chuckled because we are trying really hard to know and trust that obviously God can provide water from rock if He wanted, and if He doesn't want to then He has other plans. So, in the meanwhile we are praising Him for his food provisions for us, our amazing home that is sturdy and does not let the water in (mostly anway), our landlord, our staff team and the friends we have made here who help guide us and lead us with cultural differences, etc... As we have tried praising Him for what He has done, we have come to realize that He has done so much! More than we have time for and once again, we find ourselves grateful.

1 comment:

  1. While I don't comment on every post, I want you to know that God brings you to the forefront of my mind frequently and I pray for you, your family, and what God is using you to do in the lives of those He desperately wants to meet in eternity!

    I read every post you write, I visually dissect each photo, and feast on your words!

    Keep it up Corrie! Your blog serves God in this time, just as previous servants were able to serve God with their resources in their time!