I imagine Rodney is possibly flying over Mexico at the moment, straining to find Tim and Michelle's freshly painted bright pink (I mean now yellow) house. :). Or, possibly delayed in some airport somewhere. I wish I was with him. H and I went in pursuit of "fun" craft distractions. I also found a cute basket for my devo. stuff half off. First email I checked was an update on Wetzels language study. What a joy. I spent my share of time sitting in her kitchen (I wonder if she still has the "chair of bowlies" picture on the wall there)...in Bolivia...Montreat...so far not Africa. If God will "hurry to help" Sarah in Africa, I know that He will help me while R is away. Thank you Jesus for reminders that you are at work ALL over the world.
"I have been to Tebebe's home a few times but this was her first time to my "wide' home (she called it wide - and she is right.) and she came with a special gift. She picked Psalm 46:5 for me, her husband did it up in Amaharic on the computer and she laminated it. She had me read it (which I could - amazing!) and she explained it meant: "God is in her, she shall not be moved. He will hurry to help her at the beginning of each day." She chose this promise for me as I move down to Langano. She said she can see God in me and I should not get discouraged because He will always help me - every single day.
I know that is the only way I have made it through this year: God is with me. He has helped me to take one day at a time - yes, every morning He has helped me. And He has put children around me and special ladies like my missionary neighbors and teachers and Tebebe to help me, too."