Photo: A number of old friends surrounds our new friends - families who escaped the ethnic rioting in the southern part of the country. At this point, they are living in a location not far from us, thankful to be in a peaceful place.
Our first Sunday (today) we had the privilege of meeting new friends. These men, women and children escaped the violence that ripped a part a major part of a large southern city in the summer time. This is a world we cannot comprehend. Last night, John and Julie told us about them and said we would feel connected to them right away. We didn't know we would see them the next morning. I told them that sometime very soon, we want to hear their story and to find out how they are really doing, especially the children after experiencing such traumatic events.
This evening we met with some friends of ours who are the leadership of Mercy Foundation and heard of so many, many needs. As we were walking up the stairs upon coming home, we talked about our need to really seek God's direction to do what exactly He called us to do at this time.
Tomorrow, we begin our time at the University. Both of us will be teaching an 8 am class and then after that...well, as Lynn says, "it's not time to know yet."
The journey continues....