Thought you might like to see this. My lovely roomate-best friend-teammate-we’re together more then a married couple Leah has a suprise gift.. she can sew. I had some fabric and asked her if she could make me a dress.. and this is the dress.. This is it.. isn’t it amazing. 🙂 I love it. Sorry for the look of the hair.. no water.. equals low maintenance no shower look
This is us at our friends birthday dinner. WE had taken her to a spa that day as her birthday gift. It was so much fun. So I had had a shower. We all had.. which is why I think we looked fabulous! (again sporting the dress leah made me. I drove there on my scooter.. don’t worry I wore jeans under it for that!)
Good day folks. I pray that you had a FABULOUS weekend with our Lord. I had a great one. We have been without water all week at our house. Being without water equals stinky people in case you did not know. Also equals stinky house. We were laughing at how bad it gets when you are trying to conserve the number of times you go to the bathroom so you don’t have to multiply the stink. I’m going to quote one of my team members who will remain unnamed with the most hilarious quote ever: She said to us , You know it’s bad when you have to poo and your thinking but there’s not a drop of water in the house to flush it down.. the only option is the orange juice in the fridge! heheheh!” So our whole team went to a local hotel to spend the night: to FLUSH the toilet with unabandon (hilarious.. never knew I would get so excited to flush a toilet), to shower and to brush our teeth. Wahoo! WE had alot of fun. On the way home we had a very difficult time getting home due to all the riots.
Things here in nepal not so good right now. I don’t fully understand what is going on, but the c*oMmun:*st party overthrew the army cheif in the government by a forceful protest in our capital. This is a BIG deal. Now the army is saying they will retaliate. Friday there were major protests and riots, and Saturday. we were trying to get home amidst burning tires and thousands of people. We are now on curfew which means you are not allowed to leave your house between certain hours. They say the riots could get really bad today. So we are settled in for a relaxing day at home. don’t worry– we are safe.. the riots always take place in town and we are a bit away from the town.. we just can’t go out. please pray for nepal during this time.. no telling how long this could last. you never really know here.
Right now I am studying the book of Joel for our house fellowship. Honestly was not to excited about this book. But wowsers as I got into I am seeing much. What a redemptive God we have. We tend to worship the same idols in our lives over God. Sure it does not look like the idols that the people here worship.. the literal metal image idols.. but we tend to worship things like: man’s approval, our comfort zone, food ect. But even in our sin of idolatry our God is a redemptive God. I love that about Him. I am asking him to reveal to me idols. He revealed one to me.. food.. that I spend way to much time thinking about food (and it’s especially hard when it’s one of the few comforts available here). So my memory verse for the next two weeks is Joel 2:26: And we shall eat and BE SATISFIED and praise the name of the Lord our God who has dealt wonderously with me. The Lord has dealt so wonderously with me it amazes me. Why would I chose to believe at times that food could satisfy me more then him? Now I’m not saying i should clothe myself in sackcloth and fast for along tme. No. But I am realizing that many times I have looked to food instead of God for satisfaction. So lately I’ve been asking God to help me glorify Him in my eating. It’s been amazing. no diet for Jenn.. just saying am I eating out of trying to satisfy something in my soul? If yes, I remind myself that I am satisfied in God. Then I ask Him is it ok if I have this? Sometimes He says yes.. eat that brownie and enjoy.. othertimes he says no. It’s been fun. Just some thoughts from me about what God is teaching me. What is God teaching you?