Monday, September 8, 2008
Back "Home" and Enjoying the Time....
SOME PICS OF OUR X-C JOURNEY; below: MY DAD AND I WITH A WOODEN INDIAN IN WYOMING; top: KANSAS SUNRISE
God has been so good to me (after all His abundant grace is available to all at any time) since arriving back on the West (and, of course, the best) Coast safely with the parents. It was amazing to see the unique beauty of Yellowstone for the first time (I will have to post some photos of the geothermal pools) as well as seeing some old college friends along the way.
I had been asking God for work at least in this time before Thandeka arrives in November, and He has answered by way of Sukadem Construction based in the Lummi Reservation where I am helping to clear land for a big development going in. It feels so good to be working hard, earning money for lobola, and coming back to rest after a full day. I always cherish the opportunity to enter into the lives of co-workers in whatever way God opens up in His great wisdom.
That all said, I very much miss Africa and isimomo sami ('my beautiful girl' in Zulu) Thandeka. Yet, I am so grateful for this time apart once more, and believe God has ordained it as a wilderness time for me to learn more deeply what it means to depend on Him alone for my everyday purpose and reason for getting up and moving forward. I am excited for all the new things He will speak into my heart and mind in this season of reflection and sharing what is already in my heart for community development work in South Sudan. Lastly, I am excited about the new things God is doing in my home church in Bellingham, asking God what my role is in this time.
Well, that's all for now (if any of you do keep up with my adventures via this blog), and I hope next time I shall be led to share some deeper truths God is showing me, if He so wills it. Blessings to all........Nkhulunkhulu ubusise