Good Morning Africa!
Trip Start Jul 27, 2012
21Trip End Aug 06, 2012
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I can't remember if I posted a picture from our outside balcony so will attach another one anyway. The view is spectacular as far as I'm concerned. Our God is so creative! My senses are so full from this entire experience.
Onto another topic..I forgot to mention something about Veronica's neighbo rthat touched my heart
Veronica waved to the girl to come thru the gate and meet with us. The girl was so shy she kept covering her face with her hands. I asked Veronica what was wrong, why was she doing that? Veronica said she was brought in from a tribe from some other part of Africa. That tribe is very primitive so everything we were doing was pretty amazing to her and the fact that we are white was just the frosting on the cake.
Finally we convinced the girl to come closer..(her name is Helen)
The next day, I saw Helen peering thru the fence posts again, I yelled out in a boisterous tone "Hi Helen!" and gave her a big wave. To my surprise, she turned immediately ran to the gate as fast as she could, I could tell she was excited about something. So I took off and ran toward the Belwop gate and opened it..there she was, standing there with the biggest grin I have ever seen. To my surprise, she unfolded a little torn scrap of paper with some writingon it and pushed it in my face. She wanted me to read what she had on the paper. It was in another language so I had no idea of what it said ..and then as I glanced to the bottom of what she had written, the word AMEN in all caps was written. My heart pretty much leaped out of my chest.. it was a prayer she had written! I smiled and hugged her and she quickly turned and ran back thru her gate. I just stood there in awe at what just happened.
To me, that was one of the biggest conversations I've ever had with someone. She was sharing her God with me and her heart. I see God in this meeting.... When I am back at the compound..more smiles and hugs are in order. I must find a little trinket or gift of some sort to give her. I've found a new friend with no lanquage barrier at all. Thank you God for the small things in life that really are not small at all. Help me not to missmore of them today!
Smiles and waves to you all!