Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Body of Christ

Are any of my fellow bloggers shocked that anyone besides their mother reads their blog?

When my blog counter says that over 20,000 people have visited my blog, and it shows it was read from different places on the globe, I start to think, "Ummm,  my mom couldn't have visited all those locations, could she have?"

There has been proof that my close friends read it because they comment on my blog or email me their comments, which I love.

But this week, I got proof that another person actually read it.

I met this man last August when he came to Arua with a few from his church to help us with our student camp.  (He is the man in the blue striped shirt in the first photo).  Or here. (He's in the first picture, leading us in the Lord's Supper).  He is a worship/missions pastor in Florida.

This week, he said he saw on my blog that I needed a battery charger for my camera, AND he said he was getting on a plane in less than 24 hours to come to Arua!  I was kind of bummed, because I knew I didn't have time to overnight a batter charger through the mail, but when I told him my concerns, he said to give him the model number of the battery, and he would go look for it.




Well, no kidding...about one hour ago, he showed up at my gate, with his wife, and handed me a battery charger from Florida.  AND he said that his choir at his church, bought it for me!

I'm blown away.  (I don't have a picture to show you because it's still charging :)

I'm in awe that God loves me so much that He takes care of the smallest concerns of mine.  He wanted to bless me today, and he used the body of Christ from Florida to do that.

If you don't know my Jesus and my God, you ought to ask me about them or check them out yourself in the book of John.  He loves you, knows you, and wants to be your everything!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Goat...part 2

Our neighbors have a goat roast every year on Easter Monday, and they invite all their friends.

I blessed you last year in my newsletter with the picture of the goat we had the opportunity to eat from, and several of you were so *glad* I had done that.  None of you mentioned the fact that you lost your lunch or anything (cough, cough).

This post was from 2010, if you want to refresh your mind.

Anyway, since you appreciated it so much in the past, I had Doug take his camera to the goat roast again this year....just for you.  And he got some really great close-ups!

Now that you are feeling oh, so good, let me share the better part of the day with you.

Our family photographer...

And some of the lovely ladies who were there...

If you've noticed my lack of blogs, let me tell you the main reason... lack of pictures.

I lost my camera battery charger at Christmas, so my camera has been dead ever since. I can't get a new charger until I get to America, so I've been relying on Doug to take all the photos.

He's done a great job taking pictures where he goes, but I haven't done very good at keeping up with the writing part. Sorry.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Baseball for the Boys and more Softball for the Girls!

On another day, Doug and the baseball guys, introduced baseball and softball for the first time at another school in town.

Everyone came out for the presentation.

 (Above) These are some of the guys and gals Doug plays with.  They came for the presentation and to show some basic baseball skills to the "newbies."

The guy in the front row with the blue checkered shirt and camo ball cap is Wamba.  He's been with Doug since the beginning and been faithful to stick around.

Watching and waiting.

The girls receiving softballs.

Wamba showing off his stance.

Checking out a batting helmet for the first time.

You have to admit, a batting helmet is a little strange the first time you see one or put one on.

You can see my kids' fascination HERE

Now the gloves...

Receiving gloves

Posing with all the new equipment.

NOW, for the learning...

This was day one, but Doug and his guys have met with them since to play a practice game, teach the rules, and show basic skills.  More importantly, they heard the Word of God through a story that Doug told.

Thanks again to all of you who either brought or sent equipment. These are just some of the blessings given from your bounty.  And your equipment allowed a door to be opened to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and His free gift of love and salvation with more students.


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Softball for the girls!

Doug and the group of guys that he plays with and does Bible study with, recently went to a local girls school to help supplement the softball equipment they already had.

This girls' school has been playing softball for a while, but they needed a few new items. Because of donations from churches and people in America, this group of girls received a new catcher's mitt, a new glove, and two new softballs.

 They were thrilled as you can tell from the pictures.

The boy in blue is Kezito, one of the guys Doug plays with. He made the presentation to the school's game master and the team captain of the girls' team.

Love the joy here!