Friday, October 22, 2010

Safari and car race

My days at Minjila were fantastic. I had a room made out of mud and sticks, and no electricity and water. We really lived in safari land, and saw big monkeys, antilopes and other funny animals. Last night there were two lions roaring out for an hour. And on Monday of those lions killed a cow nearby. Our Askari, or watchman, were going around the area all night long with a self made bow and arrow. Pretty cool. It was so quiet and peaceful, I loved the place. Last night we were having a love feast dinner under the full moon, laughing and enjoying fellowship. There were a good cold wind, no mosquitoes and the food were delicious. It was so bright outside, no light that interrupted the natural shine from the moon.
Now I am back in the north, and will continue with the work I am doing here. I think it will be challenging, exciting and hard. I am glad I had a week with rest and prayer; I have filled up the gas in the car and I am now ready to speed of, and next to me I have the bible as the instruction manual. The road is ready, the race has begun. Cheer me forward, let us win!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

"It feels like I am living"

I remember when I made this blog, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to make one. I had questions popping up in my head; would I have good stories to write? Would I experience things that are worth writing about? How is my English?
It turns out that I was right in a sense. I don’t write here as much as I want, but the reasons for why I am not writing are totally different. It is like I got so much to do that I never have time to go to an internet cafĂ©. And when I first have time, I have no idea what to write because the feelings and impressions I got from everything around me could never be described well enough.
On Tuesday I visited a sweet married couple. We had a fantastic lunch together and talked about everything. I heard there incredible life stories. About how she came from a well educated family, jumped into “poor people” education and God told her the name on her to-be-husband and what kind of work he was doing. After some years she got married to this man, and all the private details God had told her about him was right. God had set them together long before they knew each other.
They shared with me secrets only life can show you, and touched my heart in their words and actions.
On Thursday I went to Mombasa. The bus trip was different from all others trips I have had. I was nicely squids in a corner, had a 3 year old boy on my lap, and we were jumping up and down as if we were in a roller coaster. I had lunch on the road with a family I couldn’t communicate with, but we tried…
On Friday Ebby, Millie and I went to a crocodile park. I held snakes, crocodiles and saw Africa’s largest crocodile.  Seriously! Eaten Ugali, rice and beans and I even swam in the Indian Ocean today. I got up quit fast; it was just too weird hear people screaming “mzungo, mzungo” which means “white person, white person” all the time.  
Tomorrow I am heading out to the bush. Seriously the bush. I will live in a mud house, and cook with coals. There is no electricity, no clean water and barely “enough” food. They don’t speak any English so I have to use and practice my poor Swahili. Habari? Asante sana!
Luckily I am just staying there one week to begin with, so I am just really excited. The things and people I have met, the variety in things to experience is still mind blowing. Gods work in me and in this people are too good to be true, and too hard to explain. I really am fare out of my comfort zone.
“It feels like I am living. And not only living, but living on a day to day basis where I can do whatever God tells me to do on that day”.  Journaling sat. 16 Oct.(Just in Norwegian of course)  
Thank you for all prayers. I realise they are the best gift ever given to a person, makes the biggest impact (long term) and are the best blessings and expression of love to one person to another.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

This is in the girls house. We are having an Italian lunch! This place is getting better and better for every week. I am going to Mombasa on thursday, but I love this place so much that I will come back instead of staying in Mombasa. Today, and every sunday I am here I will hold testimonies in different churches about Gods vision for this place. Its amazing; everything that is happening here.

Thats it for now!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Baby girl

I went the first time. She was tiny and alone.
Her mom had left her. She was sad.
She didn't smile, she didn't laugh.
Why should she?

I went the second time. She was bigger.
Her skin was bad, and her stummic like a ballon.
She was malnourished, sick, and tired.
There is nothing we can do.

I will go one more time.
Too see this baby girl.
Too young to talk,
too weak to walk.
Will she still be there?