Saturday, October 13, 2012

And We're Off

I thought I should post tonight as we leave tomorrow, Sunday, to head back into the jungle.  We will come back on Saturday, stay Sunday and then head back out for Lahad Datu from Monday through Friday.  Whew! I think I'm tired all ready.

On Wednesday we had another memorial service for Pres. Francis, the branch president who died about 3 weeks ago.  It was his birthday.  The family said they had already planned the party for him so they wanted everyone to come again.  It was nice.  They had an opening hymn, a prayer, a spiritual thought and then a closing song and prayer.  Then they served a nice dinner.  This is the table they have set up with Pres. Francis picture.
Pres. Francis will be missed  by everyone for a long, long time.

This is the new branch president for KK1
His name is also President Francis Ng.  He had a birthday on Tuesday and his family threw him a birthday party.  They are big on birthday parties here.  Pres. Ng has his arm around his son and his wife Susan is in the blue.  He has been a convert of only two years.  He is a great guy.
This is president Sebastian of KK2.  He has these two darling kids, Brianna and Ben.  He is also our taxi driver and whenever we need to travel long distances or go to and from the airport, he is the man we call.  He has a brother Adrian who is serving a mission in Salt Lake City.  He also has twin sister, Laura and Elsie, serving missions in London and London South.  A great guy too.
Bro and Sis Frandsen came to stay with us on Thursday night.  They are Short Term Water Specialists sent from SLC to help us with the water projects we are looking at developing in the jungle.  Bro. Frandsen is a dam engineer (check the spelling) and was the head engineer for the Jordanelle Dam. He knows his water and dams.  His wife, Lena, is a nurse and she is from Sweden.  They live in Heber City and they travel all through Asia and Africa helping with water.  We got up early this morning and took a hike up the hill behind our condo.  You can see KK in the background.  It was a nice morning for a hike and got us in shape to face the hikes in the jungle we will have this week.

So, now we're off to check on water projects for the people living in remote villages in the jungle areas.  What an adventure we are having.  We never thought we would one day be trekking through jungles half way around the world to bring clean drinking water to some of the most remote parts of the world.   The Lord surely must have a lot of faith in us.  Half the time we have no idea what we are doing or how we are going to accomplish what we don't know what we're doing.  Somehow, it all seems to work out and the Lord is there to take us by the hand and lead us.  We Love It.

Thank you for all your prayers and great emails.  Keep them coming.  We love to hear from everyone.
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1 comment:

  1. I'm happy to see the correct use of dam. Good luck with all of your dam projects in the jungle. You are in our prayers.