Sunday, July 15, 2007

two thoughts on blind faith . . .

From Streams in the Desert:

To trust in spite of the look of being forsaken; to keep crying out into the vast, whence comes no returning voice, and where seems no hearing; to see the machinery of the world pauselessly grinding on as if self-moved, caring for no life, nor shifting a hair-breadth for all entreaty, and yet believe that God is awake and utterly loving; to desire nothing but what comes meant for us from His hand; to wait patiently, ready to die of hunger, fearing only lest faith should fail--such is the victory that overcometh the world, such is faith indeed. --George MacDonald

From Candyce:

i am alive and well! africa is amazing and crazy! the first day in kampala we had this opportunity (through a crazy set of cirmcumstances) to meet iwth a memeber of ugandan parliment. he gave us a tour and took us out for dinner and then asked us to be his special guests at a youth ralley he is putting on. we listened as he told us of his plans to bring more peace to uganda. God is so good.

yesterday was really hard, i am not going to lie. we took a car from kampala to arua and it took about 10 hours on wretched roads. but we did see baboons! the base here in arua is super primitive. no electricity execpt for a few lightbulbs in a few rooms. so i look like a crazy african woman alll the time, but its kind of great. i showered under the stars last night, and it was amazing, freezing, but still amazing. you would be proud of me. there are no comforts here, everything is rugged. so good for me. today, we walked two miles into town to find internet and bread for tomorrows journey into yei. please pray. they say crossing into south sudan is safe, but im still a bit nervous. God has kept us safe thus far.