Welcome to the “In Search of Water” blog site! Here you will see the chronicled events of the project leading up to the team’s departure from the United States and then daily while the team is in Africa. Feel free to comment on the posts as it is a great encouragement to the team and a great way to share in the experience together.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Team in Nairobi at the Mayfield Guest House

We have made it to Nairobi and are looking forward to some R&R before catching our flight tonight at 10:30 PM to Amsterdam.

Thank you all for your prayers and support. Your blog comments have helped us stay connected at home and not feel so isolated and distant from those that we love. God has been very good to our team but even if our projects would not have been completed successfully, God would still be good. It's important to remember that God loves his people whether they are in plenty or in want, suffering or in peace, joy or in sadness.

South Sudan is testimony to God's love. Even though they have seen their children killed my machete, their mothers raped and burned and their fathers disembodied, God loves them. Though they have suffered things we could never understand, they praise God because God loves them and as a result, they love God.

Their suffering has reached you and you sent us and we did our best to be a visible expression and illustration of God's love. We are all that illustration where ever God sends us.

So, God is good, all the time, no matter what. As we love others we show that love and we bring healing to the hurt, lost and the suffering. God used you with us and he wants to use you still today. Our best response might be, "Here I am Lord, send me."


Anonymous said...

Pastor Doug, you did an outstanding job of keeping us posted with pictures and comments. I couldn't wait for the next one to come in. Bet those showers ran overtime getting clean again!! Glad you get some well deserved R&R. Stay safe and in a few hours you will be home again.

Queen Cindy said...