Friday, December 28, 2007

For our friends at the River...

Look at all those elephants! We couldn't believe it. They were right off the side of the road! Big ones. Little ones. All in a group together. Crazy, I know. We almost couldn't look. We were afraid they'd get mad with us watching them and attack the car with their tusks!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Holiness and Wind

Oswald Chambers: “Holiness is the balance between my disposition and the law of God as expressed in Jesus Christ... I have to learn to score off the things that come against me, and in that way produce the balance of holiness; then it becomes a delight to meet opposition.”


Swahili word for the day: upepo means 'wind'.

Jesus said, “The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” (John 3:8)

Sunday, December 9, 2007


The Lizard.

Africa is Colorful!

A note from Joe Joe:
We are captivated by the beauty, puzzled by the language, and we do love the people, but what we find that we do the most is laugh. Well... its mostly me and I'm laughing at Michael. I mean side splitting laughter. The kind that you can't catch your breath. It's not because he's trying to be funny either. It's just Michael. Living in a different land and with such a particular clean freak brings so much entertainment that I truly do not miss television, movies, or other such modern conveniences. Take for instance yesterday.... lets just say it ended in Michael taking a shower in his shorts. I'll spare you the gory details. But I just thought everyone (especially Josh and Paul) would enjoy hearing that some things never change!!

We love and miss you all! Pray for our language acquisition. We are up to our necks in Swahili!! Yikes!

Swahilized-English word for the day: Televisheni (I think you all can guess what that word is!)
Real Swahili word for the day: kuku means chicken, but I like to affectionately refer to Michael as that!!