Friday, June 21, 2013

What a View!

From the car window, what do we see? Power and Glory Intn’l (Solution Center) sign twisted by some power that over came it. A pile of trash on the left that is building and will someday be burned or just grow to fill the ditch. Mounds of dirt from past building projects protrude from the well-watered grass. The road to the left is a dirt road while the one we drive on is paved. Goats see what corn is left for them in the corn husks covering the top of the garbage pile. Rows of newly planted fields are formed on every available flat piece of land. The 2 people in the distance carry loads on their heads in baskets. A walled compound with red water tanks is just behind them, and in the distance are round huts that are not walled in. Beyond the huts are rocky hills that create a barrier between this and the next village. What else do you see? These views become very normal for us, but it is good to remember that they are marks of the world we live in, and are not familiar all around the world so that we don’t stop wondering and enjoying the uniqueness of this place where God has planted us.

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