Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Abundant bounty

A local pastor sent avocados to the orphanage for the children two different times in a week. The kids love them! We are grateful of unexpected blessings like these. It is a reminder to all of us that God loves us and gives us good things.

Sunday, July 24, 2011


We took in a little girl to GSF on Friday. We choose the name Favour because in looking at her circumstances, it is obvious God has kept her safe and healthy. He has shown her favor even at her young age (7 1/2 weeks old). He has also brought her to a safe place where she will learn of her heavenly Father who loves her.

Favour with her mother who is unable to care for her.

Favour dressed in her "going to the doctor and the orphanage" clothes.

We pray that she grows to be a godly young lady who has favor with God and mankind.

Monday, July 11, 2011


The kids here sometimes come running up to our house complaining that one of their friends (or enemies for that matter) has "disturbed" them. It is another way of saying "they bothered me". These days I am bothered a lot. Frustrated by too many problems and needs and one of the easiest thing to do is to just ignore some of those needs or problems or put quick band-aids on them.
I was convicted today when I read a the following quote that a friend posted on her wall today (thank you, Kymberly West!).

"Disturb us, Lord, when we are too well pleased with ourselves. When our dreams come true because we dreamed too little. When we arrive safely because we have sailed too close to the shore. Disturb us, Lord."
-Sir Francis Drake

Google dictionary defines disturbed as "having had its normal pattern or function disrupted." Around here there is not much of a normal pattern or function but any pattern that there is I don't like it to be disrupted. I so often do what I need just to get by. I pray that the Lord will continue to convict, bother and disturb me into not ignoring the needs around me. I pray that He will disturb me so much that I will not just put a quick band-aid on the problem or need but instead to look deep into the core. To see people, needs, and problems as He does!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

To Tread upon the Cobra

For He will give His angels charge concerning you, To guard you in all your ways. They will bear you up in their hands, That you do not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread upon the lion and cobra, The young lion and the serpent you will trample down.

God reminded me of these verses on Saturday when I was walking to the guesthouse and saw the workmen all gathered around on the driveway. One of our guys yelled out and told me there was a snake. Here are pictures of the 6ft. cobra alive and dead.

"Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name. "He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble ; I will rescue him and honor him. "With a long life I will satisfy him And let him see My salvation."

Verses taken from Psalm 91:11-16