Wednesday, July 4, 2012

We went to one of the most patriotic parties for the fourth of July I have ever been to at the American club, but I would say over half the people there were not Americans. It was funny cause if you looked around it was the people who didn't come from America that were decked out in red, white, and, blue. It was a lot of fun to relax and talk to people who could understand English though. We have took it easy the past couple of days and now we are headed back out to the villages. See you'll in about a week!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

For the last week or so we have been out doing a lot of village hopping. We have been walking through rice paddies and across bamboo bridges barefoot and on longer journeys cramming three on small motorcycles that might as well be dirt bikes. We have slept in ant/cockroach/water-bug/lizard infested rooms and beds. At times when you slept the whole floor appeared to be moving, and you were praying those things crawling down your back were beads of sweat... we slept like this for a couple of nights then we found 100 deet! AMAZING STUFF! doesn't cure everything but it took care of a lot of it. The water they offer us in the villages looks like tea it is so dirty, and we had the spiciest food of our lives there. Although all these things contributed to making the journey a blast, the fact that we got to share the good news of Jesus with all the village people we meet made it incredible! Can't wait to see what God has planned next when our fathers get here. Rumor has it we are taking a sea plane at some point. For right now we are grateful to have a day of rest!


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Hey yall! Sorry its been so long since we last posted, we have been really busy doing different activities around the community.  Since June 21 we have been staying at a guest house in Dhaka City. City life and village life are very very different. One of the main differences is the food. When we are in villages we normally eat whatever the locals eat. Which is doll (pictured below) with an assortment of veggies and a piece of Non (Bread). Before I came here I was not much a spicy foods kinda guy but since I have been here and actually eaten good spicy food, (we mess it up in America) I have developed a taste for it. When we are in the city the options for food are endless. Two nights ago we had KFC for dinner and yesterday for lunch we had Pizza Hut, easily the nicest Pizza Hut I have ever been in! Tonight we leave on a boat to head back down to the southern part of the country and are anxiously awaiting the arrival of My dad and Mr. Young. Until then we will not have access to the internet so this will be the last update for a while! As always thank you all for the support you have shown! The Lord is doing wonderful things in the hearts of the natives! God Bless!

Friday, June 22, 2012

As soon as we flew in we were taken out of the city on a boat launch, which we spent the night on, to another town down the river. While we were there we played soccer with kids, walked around parks, and visited local schools all as a way to make connections with people to share the gospel. The other day we hopped on a launch again and came back to the city. There are so many people here who are lost and need help, but finding people who are receptive to the gospel as the whole truth is difficult. Pray that God will send people to hear with soften hearts and a receptive spirit.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Well today was our transportation training. They woke us up early this morning at 5:30 and by 6:30 we were standing outside waiting for the bus to come. We were handed all day public transportation passes, and a list of places we had to find.When we hoped on the bus we had no maps or any information on how to get anywhere, and it was a race between teams to see who could come back the fastest with all there destinations meet. At each spot we had to take pictures; mostly the places we ended up going to were statues, memorials, and local hot spots. We were the 2nd team to get back, but the team that came before us couldn't get two of their locations; we found them all, and even though no one has said anything we are unofficially calling ourselves the winners! It was a fun day and great training for riding public transportation overseas.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Yesterday we went repelling, but we can't put any of those pictures up, sorry. But lets just say it was amazing! They had us repelling upside down all the way down 45 to 50 foot cliffs, but we did find a wall that we could take pictures of us climbing on at a local park....

Saturday, June 9, 2012

The airplane flights and the first day of Fusion went well even though we were completely exhausted (Michael didn't sleep the night before so he was literally up almost 50 hours with no sleep!). We heard a great message yesterday from one of the guys up here on what the gospel is and isn't and we started working on evangelism training a little. The three of us decided to go running through the woods last night at somewhere around 9:30 just because we wanted to go explore the campus a little. We were all wearing shorts and our legs got torn up from thorns and briers. Our legs also felt like they were on fire because we were running though knee deep stinging nettles and poison ivy. Afterwards we got out on some road and just took off running as fast as possible back to the bunker, which was about a mile or so away. Our advocate then took us to a drug store to get some itch relief medicine. This morning the alarm went off at 5 and we went to bible study for 30 minutes, which was followed by our physical training for the day. We are suppose to go out to some parks tonight to do some evangelizing, and the next couple of days we will be camping. 

It is kinda hard to get pictures and upload them at the moment because we are in training, but we will try to get some up here before to long. Also we found out it is the 14th we deploy to go overseas, not the 13th like everyone thought.