Saturday, May 24, 2014

Hippo alert!!  We were driving along the road that borders the lake, and there, in the reeds, was a hippo!  We flipped a u-turn and went back for the photo.  We still are on the search for a full body shot, but this is what we've got so far!

Today we took the 2nd Uvira group to the airport to go to the temple in Johannesburg.  We had 4 little kids in the backseat, and as we were driving, Gary asked them if they could sing "Jesus Wants Me For a Sunbeam."  There was some discussion in the backseat and then a chorus of sweet little voices started to sing (in French), "I Love To See the Temple, I'm Going There Someday…."  It was quite powerful, as we were on the way to the temple as they sang.

At the airport each person had to sign a paper.  One husband grabbed his wife's hand, scribbled madly on her index fingertip with a ballpoint pen, and then pressed her finger on the document.  

That night we received a frantic phone call from our little temple group.  They were in South Africa and no one was there to meet them.  We made some phone calls, but couldn't reach anyone at 8:30pm.  Our internet (power) was gone, so we couldn't email anyone for help either.  So we called the other missionary couple and had them send an emergency message to someone who might be able to help.  We felt kind of helpless and worried for these people on their first flight ever, alone in a country where people don't speak French or Kirundi, but all we could do was trust all would be well, turn off our lantern and go to bed.  

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