Roads You Travel

"How blessed all those in whom You live, whose lives become roads You travel..."

Our day is about to begin; having enjoyed a boiled wiener and fried doughnut for breakfast, now we are waiting for the banks to open, and an auto shop to repair our flat tire.

We have already seen the Hand of God upon the journey in so many ways. Our flight out of DFW was delayed, which had us running (okay, so we commandeered one of those cart guys) in the Atlanta airport. We BARELY made it on the plane to Amsterdam, which had us wondering if our baggage would have the same luck!

As we sat trying to figure out how fast we were going to have to run, the gentleman sitting behind us said, "Don't worry, you have found favor with the Lord!" Say WHAT! He boldly prayed out loud as we were taxiing up to the terminal and the man asked the flight attendant if she would make an announcement so we could get off first!

All the flights were packed with summer vacationers but we were able to fold ourselves into our seats and settle down for the long haul that would bring us here.

When we arrived in Dar es Salaam the real prayers began for the bags to have made it. When the scores of passengers had collected their bags, it seemed like we would have to begin the process of filling out forms for "lost luggage," but...

sure enough - there came our two hundred pounds of supplies, the last bags on the carousel.

Our host was waiting for us in the cool night air and greeted warmly. We pushed wobbly carts loaded with the aforementioned poundage, across the pot-hole pitted parking lot. I only had the cart flip once.

The car was loaded, we were ready and then


Praise God, the Pastor noticed before we were on the dark and dangerous roads! Praise God, it happened in the parking lot. Praise God, there was a young man who assisted us and made it a bit faster!

We've slept fast, filled our stomachs and we're waiting; waiting to see what miracles the Lord will do today.

"They wind through lonesome valleys, come upon brooks, discover cool springs and pools brimming with rain..."

We will head up the Tanzania coast, make a stop for lunch in Bagamoya (the site of the old slave traders port) and then on to Korogwe to pick up Sabina (the director). It will be a long day, but sure to be filled with excitement and adventure.

"God-traveled, these roads curve up the mountain, and at the last turn...God in full view!" Psalm 84:5-7 The Message


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