Monday, January 12, 2009

South Africa Part 1

YEA! After a really, really REALLY long plane ride, we finally arrived in SA!

The girls traveled well. Actually they did a lot of sleeping, so it went really smooth. Emma was walking down the breeze way in Atlanta with her hands in her pockets and she tripped and fell. She started screaming and bleeding (and got blood on my shirt), but it didn't last long, and then we were able to get on the plane. That was the most traumatic event that happened during our travels.

After a Long flight from Atlanta to Dakar and another flight from Dakar to SA we arrive and immediately had an opportunity to minister and stretch our faith. When going through the pass port lines, we saw a woman that was receiving CPR from the local EMS team. Kent went out and asked to pray over her with her husband. I was so proud of him going for gold the minute he got off the plane!! Unfortunately the woman didn't make it, and Kent has had to work through some of that. but GOD is good!!!

On the ride to our house Emma got car sick and threw up on my shirt. (It went well with my shirt). Kent at this point was still at the airport because 1 of our 3 pieces of Luggage was missing. Can you guess who's was missing??? OURS. I had to sleep in a Funky, bloody, vomit, well traveled shirt the first night here. BUT is could have been soooooo much worse. The bag finally came a few days later, I couldn't wait to put on CLEAN clothes.

We have had some great times of meeting people so far. WE are working in a little township called Ocean View. There are lost of Christians and Muslims living in the area. We are trying to meet with the Muslims to share with them the "Signs" that Alla says they should follow. It is fascinating to use their own bible to lead them to Christ.

The Christians that we have met are all strong believers. However, the people of Ocean View need to see revival. There is lots of drug use and drinking in the community.

Pray that people would be open to the Gospel and would realize that there is more to God than a Sunday service.

I will try and write more in a few days!! WE love you all and are so thankful that you are praying for us!!!


The Pottsie Four said...

You made it! And what would any adventure be without a funky bloody vomit shirt? Good times. We're praying for you guys...we know that He will bless you and your ministry in SA!

The Speer Family said...

Thanks for the update! We are praying for you and looking forward to all that the Lord is going to do! Can't wait to read your next post.

Love you,

Anonymous said...

We're soooo glad to hear from you guys. Glad the trip went well for all of you even with a few hiccups! You're in our prayers, but more importantly you're in God's hands and His will. We are praying for those souls Christ has preprared for you during this trip. Keep us updated as often as possible. GRAM & POP!!!

Meldrum Fam said...

nice story....about the shirt and all. that's so crazy. glad you are all there safe and sound. crazy about the woman who died...whoa. but good for Kent! we are praying for you guys. keep the updates coming! =)

Toni O. said...

Hi Kent & Becky! Loving the updates, keep them coming! You are all in our prayers. Have fun, be safe!

Jim & Toni

Anonymous said...

It's really nice to hear from you guys! I'm so glad to know that you are safe and healthy (minus the few mishaps thus far). You are in my constant thoughts and prayers. I love you all and am glad you are sharing all of this with us! Kisses to all.
Aunt Kelly

Mrs.College Station said...

Hey Guys, We are so excited for ya'll...We can relate to the dealing with kids throwing up..last time we went to Florida and Dan was 4 and Ty was 1 they both had stomache bug nothing like kids throwing up in your hands on the plane, it brought back memories. I tried to call you yesterday and when I didn't get you I figured ya'll were there. Have a great time God Bless and we are praying for you! Rob & Gina & boys.