Friday, August 1, 2008

Which came first?

Last week we stopped by our home in Morogoro for a day between travels. As we walked in the back door, we passed our washing machine (that sits on the porch and is currently covered by a tarp) and noticed an egg sitting on the washer. Odd. Maybe our night guard forgot to eat his snack? Or maybe a villager had brought us a gift? We thought about it, then pushed the egg into the back of our minds as we went through our chores.

About an hour later, standing in the kitchen we look out and see, not an egg on the washer, but a chicken! And then another hour passed and we saw not one, but two eggs! Michael assumed the eggs to be manna from heaven, obviously sent to provide our breakfast for our one morning home, but Joe Joe insisted that the eggs be left alone. Maybe when we get home next we'll have more eggs, or more chickens!

Swahili word for the day is mayai, which means eggs.

4 comments:

Kevin Eby said...

Great story! I'm with Michael. If you don't eat the manna on the day it is given, you'll have to deal with more than one chicken.

Hallie Mac said...

ha ha thats typical Africa for ya! Just like the day when we came home from school to find a pig almost in our house! Hope ou guys are doing well! We are lifting you up here! love you!
Hallie

J & K Wilson said...

Crazy pictures! Thank you both for our postcard. We love getting mail from you. We are sending you guys a package or two this week so keep your eyes open for them!

Michael & Joe Joe said...

Thanks a lot guys, we love hearing from you all as well. The new Langali crew just arrived H, they're about to find out what they are in for!! Kev, I will not pass up the manna again. We'll be on the lookout for goodies from home, thanks guys, we appreciate everything!