Pictures!

You, I am sure, would love to see some pictures first so here you go. :)






Good Morning! I would like to add a specific prayer request besides safety, health, and ministry. While the bug bites have been going down (they don't itch by the way), there is one on my face that is swollen and I would really like that to go away.

One of the things I have found most interesting is the contrast between poverty and modernism. We were driving in the bush over mud gullies with cell phones going off. There are a lot of cell phones. I suppose they are more reliable than land lines. They use a lot of sheet metal in their construction, a lot of shacks and lean-tos for store fronts. Seeing baboons on the side of the road is normal and cows are hearded through the city.

This morning we are headed to church and I am looking forward to it. The only praise singing I've heard thus far was some music on the radio one time coming back from the safari a bit and hearing the masai sing and preach in the morning. I didn't understand any of it, but my heart did and I enjoyed laying in bed in the mornings in the camp listening to it. While typing this I found a song I love on youtube and am playing that. I didn't even think about this beforehand, that this might be a growth point, but without my usual God-support from those around me, without that regular feeding, what I do get means so much more. While I am here I am keeping up with a class on the Christian mystics I have been auditing and after typing my post, I checked responses to my posts on there and it felt so good to read people talking about God and what they are learning. It felt like a bolstering support to me. I think it's good to have my usual ways of spiritual nuturance unavailable. It forces me to relate to God in new ways, to see new things about him, and to better hear his voice.

Please feel free to comment, I really enjoy getting them. Also, feel free to use this blog to get messages to the other delegates or Eden. I know some of them have given this blog out as a way to keep up with us. I'll convince Emily and maybe some of the others to write guest posts. :) For now, I'm off to breakfast and church and then we haven't yet decided. Vivian just got in late last night and hasn't been here yet before so I am sure we will be playing tourist or relaxing around the guest house. We have double rooms on the fourth floor all together so it's quite fun. Vivian and Marielke have just agreed to speak English for my benefit instead of Dutch. I told them I am used to ignoring most of the conversations around me having been traveling with people who speak Italian, French, and Swahili. Having so many around who speak English is a nice treat. Have a great day friends!

Could someone tell me who won the civil war game?

365-09 #346

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Walking the Sea: Pictures!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Pictures!

You, I am sure, would love to see some pictures first so here you go. :)






Good Morning! I would like to add a specific prayer request besides safety, health, and ministry. While the bug bites have been going down (they don't itch by the way), there is one on my face that is swollen and I would really like that to go away.

One of the things I have found most interesting is the contrast between poverty and modernism. We were driving in the bush over mud gullies with cell phones going off. There are a lot of cell phones. I suppose they are more reliable than land lines. They use a lot of sheet metal in their construction, a lot of shacks and lean-tos for store fronts. Seeing baboons on the side of the road is normal and cows are hearded through the city.

This morning we are headed to church and I am looking forward to it. The only praise singing I've heard thus far was some music on the radio one time coming back from the safari a bit and hearing the masai sing and preach in the morning. I didn't understand any of it, but my heart did and I enjoyed laying in bed in the mornings in the camp listening to it. While typing this I found a song I love on youtube and am playing that. I didn't even think about this beforehand, that this might be a growth point, but without my usual God-support from those around me, without that regular feeding, what I do get means so much more. While I am here I am keeping up with a class on the Christian mystics I have been auditing and after typing my post, I checked responses to my posts on there and it felt so good to read people talking about God and what they are learning. It felt like a bolstering support to me. I think it's good to have my usual ways of spiritual nuturance unavailable. It forces me to relate to God in new ways, to see new things about him, and to better hear his voice.

Please feel free to comment, I really enjoy getting them. Also, feel free to use this blog to get messages to the other delegates or Eden. I know some of them have given this blog out as a way to keep up with us. I'll convince Emily and maybe some of the others to write guest posts. :) For now, I'm off to breakfast and church and then we haven't yet decided. Vivian just got in late last night and hasn't been here yet before so I am sure we will be playing tourist or relaxing around the guest house. We have double rooms on the fourth floor all together so it's quite fun. Vivian and Marielke have just agreed to speak English for my benefit instead of Dutch. I told them I am used to ignoring most of the conversations around me having been traveling with people who speak Italian, French, and Swahili. Having so many around who speak English is a nice treat. Have a great day friends!

Could someone tell me who won the civil war game?

365-09 #346

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4 Comments:

At December 5, 2009 at 11:31 PM , Blogger Hinzi said...

I understand the Ducks are going to the Rose Bowl. It's nice to read all the details and feelings about your trip! I am waiting for the 'kiss the lion' photo ;-)

 
At December 6, 2009 at 5:15 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Dear Daughter..My goodness you are really having a grand time. We have sent a request pray for your bug bites.:) Sorry to say OREGON won. Your dad was excited but I wanted OSU. We love reading and seeing all your excitement through your words and pictures. Can't wait until you get home to hear everything and see many more pictures. I call and read your messages to Grandma Hoggatt she loves hearing all your adventures. Your always on our minds Sarah. Be safe and remember how much you are loved. Waiting for the next blog. Love you, Dad & Mom and the rest of your family. :)

 
At December 8, 2009 at 11:10 PM , Blogger Carole Spencer said...

Hi Sarah,
I watched the Civil War game in the freeing cold at Auzten stadium sitting between my Duck son, Eric, and my Beaver son, Nate. It was the most exciting game I've ever watched! And now my Duck son Eric will be going to Pasadena and I will get to babysit my grandson for 3 days!
Our WEST group met last night. It was just Liz, Jeanine and myself. We missed you!
Our next meeting will be Jan. 11. Hope that works for you. We may have to devote our whole evening for you to fill us in on your adventures.
I am holding you in the Light as you journey!
Carole

 
At December 11, 2009 at 1:50 PM , Blogger Sarah Katreen Hoggatt said...

Hi Carole,
Would love to talk at small group about my adventures! I think I get extra credit points in class for doing my homework from Africa during a thunder and lightening storm and keeping Jez up till late in the night so I can do my homework. Just a suggestion...

Sarah

 

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