Monday, October 22, 2007

First Impressions

We've spent a couple days in Tanzania now. Initially, we see a lot of need but also a beautiful people. It's intimidating, being here. Sometimes we're overwhelmed, what can people do?!? What can two of us do? Not much... but we serve a big God, and there's plenty of hope! See 2 Chron 7:14.

The prospect of driving is scary. We'll do our best to avoid the millions walking in the road, the even more millions on bikes (especially the guys carrying hundreds of eggs on their bicycles!), and the passing goats, cattle, and chickens. We're definitely immersed in Swahili and have a lot to learn. The food's pretty good, we had some warthog and enjoyed it. Have only crossed paths with a couple monkeys and one snake so far. The mountains are beautiful!!!! So beautiful. Can't wait to spend some time camping up there.

We're off to Zambia for a month, we'll be outta touch till then. Leave lots of good notes for us!

Joe Joe's quote of the day (to Michael). "Living internationally with you is truly a traveling circus!"


Linda Scott said...

Wow! What a picture - the mountains look absolutely awesome! You do realize what I will have to deal with here with Tim and all, right? So, keep the awesomeness to a bare minimum! I miss you but I'm so excited to hear what's happening across the world in God's plan for you. Love and prayers - Linda

Paul said...

i wanna come.

Travis said...

So exciting! It looks beautiful there. I'm excited to hear all that God teaches you both and does in and through you while you are there. Know that you are loved and missed and in our thoughts and prayers! ~The Westerfield Family

Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping us updated on your blog. I will be praying for you!


Anonymous said...

"You established the earth upon its foundations, So that it will not totter forever and ever. You covered it with the deep as a garment; The waters were standing above the mountains. At Your rebuke they fled. At the sound of Your thunder they hurried away. The mountains rose; the valleys sank down To the place which You established for them." (Psalm 104)

Isn't He awesome?! You have arrived in the land of some of His original ideas. Listen well.
Love, Tim

Kara Joy said...

Hi guys. I was just thinking about you. Can't wait to hear what you've experienced these past few weeks.