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Saturday, May 19, 2012

This and That

Here's a few shots taken from our house over the past week or two.  Below is one of the newer mosques in town.  There are many mosques being built throughout Tarakan.  Off in the distance, under the setting sun are the mountains of mainland Borneo.


We've been getting a lot of huge storms over the past few weeks.  Sunday night we had a crazy lightning storm.  On Monday we discovered that our hangar and offices had been hit, resulting in a bunch of fried equipment and hardware.  As frustrating as this was/is, it's only one of many challenges that have been facing our program and staff lately.  We really appreciate and need your prayers, now more than ever!


Another early-evening storm, as viewed from our front yard.


On mother's day we went to Warung Bambu for lunch.  It's a quaint little place built over a pond, with separate eating huts, all made out of bamboo, where you sit on the floor at a low table.


The food is traditional Indonesian, which we all love.  Here, nasi goreng (fried rice), with an egg on top, and sate (grilled chicken on a stick).


And here's the amazing, gorgeous mother of five!


And finally an airplane shot.  Right now we have nine vision trip folks here from the U.S. and Canada.  On Friday we took them interior to spend the night in a village.  As I flew around from village to village all day, I always had one of these potential future missionary pilots riding along.  Several of them got to see first-hand what we do out here.  And waiting for rain is part of what we do.  Just after landing in PaUpan the skies opened up and it began to pour.  I waited about an hour before finally being able to take off again from a very wet and muddy strip.


4 comments:

Ali said...

Wonderful photos, wonderful stories, Dave.

I wonder sometimes if you have any idea at all of just how excellent you are at conveying your life to your many readers all over the world, who as they read, feel they are actually there with you and your family.

Magic communication.

Best wishes from Switzerland,
Alison

Benjamin Eadie said...

Great post Dave, glad to hear the program updates. My Mom has been asking for updates on some of the program recent obstacles as she is back home in Canada praying through them all! Wow, those are some serious mosques...not your typical 'RW' ones like here in Salatiga.

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ismile4christ said...

I'll try to remember to pray even more.