Sunday, November 23, 2008

Beyond Blessed

Aside from being slightly warm, this weekend was beautiful weather! We had sunny blue skies and a nice breeze that helped to cool things down - especially in the shade. Yesterday, I met up with two teachers from our school to see one of their newly built houses. It was so different from a newly built house in the states. In fact, he has only finished one small section of it (which is where he is living) until he gets enough money to complete the rest. After we chatted for a while, we went out to help him in his garden (I will have to try to take pictures of his place some other time).

When I got home, I took my work outside and sat under a tree to continue to enjoy the beauty of the day. These pictures do not quite do justice to the day I experienced, but they are an attempt to give you a glimpse. I am so thankful for the place God has brought me this year - it is a beautiful place - and not just in the physical sense. I have learned so much and truly feel blessed beyond words!


Stephanie said...

I am so thankful for the journey God has put you on! It has been an amazing and wonderful experience for you and in turn we all have been blessed in some way by what you are doing! Thank you for all you have done and I cant wait to see you!!! Love you always, stephanie

Anonymous said...

I love the pictures Dre...especially the first one!!! Love you and can't wait to see you pretty soon!!!!

Dad said...

Dre, Ditto what Steph and Jess said. Pts see our Rafiki pictures in the reception room and ask about you and our trip. I tell them that God had a lot of reasons for bringing you to Africa. One of them was to make it so I had to go in order to see you. Thank you so much for being such a faithful servant, and in the process, giving me a much larger view of our God. I love you and will see you in 7 weeks, but who's counting, Dad