"Dear God: thank you for this food. Thank you for all the people in the world, even the bad people. We know there are good days and bad days. Thank you for the good days. And help us to get through the bad days."
I love listening to my children's prayers. I know actions speak louder than words, which is so scary for any parent. But when I listen to them pray, I think by the grace of God, maybe what I say I believe is trickling down to them, even though I don't always practice what I preach.
Isn't that what life is about? Some good days and some bad days. Last time I shared, there seemed to be alot of frustration going on! So thankful to know that we are in this together, this journey. The Body of Christ, trying to walk this path through life, and not always getting it right. But knowing that there is mercy and grace, hope and joy to be found at the foot of the cross.
Our days have been full this last month. Even quite a few welcome guests to break up our routine. I hope you had time to read Patrick's newsletter, to hear from him. Things in South Sudan are just completely unpredictable. Some people are still there, some have left and are waiting it out, a few have, sadly, left completely. Our regular "South Sudan Run" (a bi-monthly shopping trip/flight to source and deliver food and all manner of supplies) has been temporarily suspended, but we are still trying to support the missionaries and other workers as much as possible. Patrick is really good at, and committed to, doing everything he can to make flights work for people. He spends so much time figuring out logistics and the transportation/supply needs of so many people. Also security/tribal issues, weight/balance, weather/mud, fuel, visas/landing fees/permissions, so much to think about. We used to think being a missionary pilot was about flying. Now we know that's only a small piece of it. Being up here at the Loki base gives us the chance to be very involved in every step of the process. This month we have had alot of guests, which is such a blessing to us. (Especially when they have kids!) We didn't get pictures of everyone, but we will be sharing more about the special people who live in that difficult country, and how they are serving. Thank you for enabling us to be here to meet some of those needs.
Our every day life isn't dramatic whatsoever, but here are some pictures of every day life anyways!