Thursday, April 29, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
SIN is not a friend; it is not merely a bump in the road of spirituality!
Sin will take you further than you ever wanted to go..,
Sin will keep you longer than you ever wanted to stay...,
and Sin will cost you more than you can ever pay..,
It can cost you, even your eternal soul!
Thank you Father, that you teach us lessons everyday. Help us all to walk in righteousness and turn from our flesh and this world. Thank you for Your creation in JJBG. Thank you Jesus for Your love and Your truth. We long to by like You and Gloify Your Name.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
You never know who is listening to you talk in public. Today we were shocked as we got up from our table to leave Niki's West after having vegetables for lupper (lunch and supper combined). An older gentlemen, with his wide brim straw hat still on his bald head, sitting alone at the table behind ours began to call out "wait a minute, I have something". Bullen politely stooped to hear his small voice, "I'm sorry?". "I have something" the sweet little man repeated. Bullen responded to him "No, this is my leftovers that I am taking with me". The little man repeated again as he was reaching into his pocket, "I have something for you that might help just a little." He pulled out a $20 bill and held it out for Bullen. This little "baba" had heard our conversation and the Sudanese accent as we talked during our meal.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Samaritan's Purse and church leaders in Sudan are calling on believers across the nation and around the world to participate in prayer as the nation of Sudan prepares for historic presidential and parliamentary elections. After two decades of brutal civil war during which more than 2 million people died, the CPA (Comprehensive Peace Agreement) was signed five years ago. The 2005 agreement was an uneasy truce, tied to a promise that the people of Southern Sudan would be allowed to participate in the national elections in 2010 and vote for independence in 2011. If successful, this balloting process could help lay the foundation for lasting peace across the nation. However, if violence erupts, it could start a chain reaction that draws the nations back into civil war.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Rick and I picked up the oldest four "J's" about 4pm on Thursday, April 1st. Yes, It was April fools days and they played many pranks. Josh (12), Jacob (Jake) (10), JaShawn (Shawn)(7) and Jaylon (JayJay)(5) were so excited to be coming to Birmingham for the weekend. Muscacholi was being prepared at the house by Josh and Staci and almost ready when we arrived. The children ate and ate and ate until their little bellies were extended. The children are all very polite and very sweet to each other. Josh the oldest just turned twelve in March and he is a great big brother and takes care of all 6 of his little brothers. Josh carries so much responsibility for such a young age. After everyone had finished eating on Thursday night, he politely came and ask if he could have "More please". He ate four bowls of food, but not until everyone else had eaten. As bedtime rolled around, Jake and Shawn both wanted to sleep with Josh. JayJay went to spend the night with Josh and Staci and he slept between them. Friday morning I went into their room to check on them and the 7 year old was ironing his clothes. Wow! Friday and Saturday were filled with three boys going to work with me, to Etheridge Barber Shop for haircuts which revealed ringworm and dandruff, fishing at Spain Park, one lost fishing pole that sailed into the lake upon casting, playing with crickets and earthworms, walking across a concrete bridge with great fear, a snake on the rocks, warm showers and coconut lotion, clipped fingernails and toenails, Target and Walmart shopping, Easter egg hunt, swinging and sliding at the park, back yard wiffle ball, roasting marshmallows by the fire, riding in the big black truck, signing songs and talking about Jesus and praying together. It was a great way to celebrate our risen Savior! It was so much fun showing, sharing and serving these children from the black belt of Alabama.