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Jun 19, 2016

O fugit / she ran

I am up near dracula surounding myself with the language. My city had too many people who spoke English. If you get my newsletters you already know this probably. 
It feels like a whole different world in some ways. People tell me i should right my stories down. So i thought my blog would be the obious place. My laptop broke so i am typing on my phone. :/ sorry in advance for my clumsy thumbs! 
But today is sunday - father's day in America. Where everyone is writing gushy momentos to their perfect fathers. And here, where i am it is a regular Sunday. But there is a baptism this evening at the evangelical church. But one of the people, a young lady who still lives with her family until marriage,  as is custom in viilages, is supposed to get baptized texted to say she didn't know if her dad would let her. You see, He's a drunk and he beats the family. We weren't sure if he would beat her too. He tried to but she ran. He is orthodox and she has made a decision to follow Christ.   If you are scatching your head, me too, this area of the world has many orthodox people but they go once/ twice a year and many know nothing of God. The father in this story, thinks it brings shame to him,as though she is leaving the faith. But the irony abounds as he truly had no faith but tradition. Ans ahe is saying yes to the say God his church would profess on the outside. Tradtion is king here. But i pray their heats are turned to the real king of kings. 
Love costs something! 

Mar 3, 2016

Our backyard compost project

Dec 24, 2015

Glimpses of life abroad.

I finally got to see some carolers ... Although it was nothing as i exapected. My roomate tells me it "dates back to when we were pagans, ya know when you brought the bear down from the mountians..." Ha!

I believe their is a contest to see who can make the creepiest and smallest elevators . Not sure who is winning but there are many strong competitors! 

THis lady looked fabulous with her scarf and apron. She cuaght my eye in the middle of the capital. Urban  meets rual life! 
Wooden hand carved bowls and plates. Amazing and the sweetest two older people. I received two cheek kisses. 
What other countries have done to my breakfast tastebuds!  Beans and poched egg. Thank you england and eygpt :)! 

Dec 6, 2015

Networking in the uk

Myself and few other from our base have been visiting England meeting with churches, and many others networking and sharing what we are doing in our corner of the earth inviting people to pray and and even come to serve a bit. It has been a good trip and we are nearing the end.