Monday, September 04, 2006

Visit from Josh and Erin

Josh and Erin were with us for about 5 weeks. There was never a dull moment. If we weren't building something, then we were in a remote village dancing and recieving new names! The first thing Josh did when he arrived was install a hot water tank. I think about him every day as I appreciate the warm water. Erin was constantly busy in the kitchen teaching Sandra how to prepare something besides cabbage and beans. (I like cabbage and beans, but every day...) To this day we're eating foods that I thought I would never eat again, and I'm lovein it!
This is a picture of Josh and I at the source of the Nile at Lake Victoria. Having just been to the Nile's outlet in Egypt, Josh and Erin were particularly excited about seeing the other end.
Holly and I really wished that we could've spent more time with them, but work usually kept us late. However, our evenings were blessed.
I all, we had a great time with them and felt rejuveniated by having them with us.

This picture is of Erin and Holly, shortly after the vehicle we rented broke down, in the middle of absolutely nowhere. Fortunately for Holly and Erin someone we knew was a short ways behind us. This is a picture of them leaving us. Unfortunately for Josh and I, we were stuck with figuring out what to do with the car. After hours of dealing with the car situation, Josh and I ended up on the last minibus going North. Because it was the last one, we got to ride with 28 others, 2 goats, some chickens, and I don't know what else. All of this in a vehicle licensed to carry 14 passengers!


Jennie said...

Hmmm - is it a curse of car problems or perhaps just everyday life in Africa? :) I'm so glad to hear you've had a wonderful time with Josh & Erin! AND Sandra's meal variety has increased - that's very exciting! Although I still think I could maybe eat the peas & rice everyday...

You are thought of & prayed for often - our two weeks there were so life-giving for me! Thanks for welcoming us into your life - its good to hear some of your thoughts again! Grace & Peace.

Holly & Ben Porter said...

Jennie! Thanks for posting, we loved having you all here with us too! It was such a blessing. I just got back from Gulu and Grace (volunteer with CPA) asked if I'd heard from you and told me to greet you. So greetings from Grace and from us.