Sunday, June 6, 2010

10 things said daily in our home.

A few readers have asked me what day to day life is like for a family of thirteen living/ministering in the middle of nowhere--in Africa nonetheless. I thought I would begin with a top ten list of things said in our home on a daily basis.

  1. "Please come and wipe me."
  2. "There is a bug in my rice."
  3. "A huge cockroach is in the shower."
  4. "Kids, could you please help mama get the toads out from behind the couch?"
  5. "The pit latrine is smelling."
  6. "Make sure to tuck your mosquito nets in."
  7. "Did the guards do the morning snake check around the yard?"
  8. "Please put your shoes on...I am not going to dig another chigger out of your foot."
  9. "The water/power is off, again."
  10. "Don't brush your teeth with the tap water or else you will get diarrhea."
Our life is different, our life can be hard but this is the life the Lord has given us and we desire to live it for His glory, dirty bums, bugs, cockroaches, toads, stinky pit latrines, mosquitos, snakes, chiggers, lack of water/power, diarrhea and ALL.

"Whatever you do, do it heartily unto the Lord."

11 comments:

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

Loved this little peak into your life. Thanks for sharing some of the day-to-day with us.

Laurel

We Are Family said...

Life is good! But sometimes hard. The snake check would be extremely hard for this gal. God bless you!

natali said...

i love this!

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Puts a lot into perspective! Thank you for sharing that :) I love knowing what it is really like.

Laura said...

#3 would absolutely do me in...

Jeff brought Bengal insect spray in our luggage and sprayed half the guest house! ;o) Needless to say, we had not one problem with roaches. ;o)

Adeye said...

Oh my goodness, friend, I'll take any of it but NOT the snakes :) Eeeekkk---hate them!

Loving you.

EmONAMISSION said...

I loved hearing this and getting a glimpse into your life! You are such a blessing!! I loved getting to meet you!

Janet said...

Tee hee. Toads behind the couch! A cockroach in the shower! My kids would love it. (Me? Not so much. ;-))

Jessica Pierce said...

HAHAHA!!!! YES! TIA -This is Africa! don't know how well i'll handle the snake thing..... you guys rock!

soontobemomof9 said...

Love your blog and the peak into your life! Amazing!

sara said...

Thanks for this glimpse!