I'm here

Now that I have officially surprised everyone
(two people cried, so it was worth it)
I can finally announce that I am in

After 36 hours of travel I finally arrived in good old Maryland 
I also get to go to Iowa and St. Louis while I'm home
to see even more family and friends

I head back to Rwanda on the 18th of December
but for now I am incredibly thankful
that I got the chance to head home for a couple weeks
and see so many people that I love and have missed

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sorry Bernie

I have been sick the last couple of days 
but somehow I have also managed to be productive.
Happily motivated over here!
(even when it feels like an elephant is sitting on my head)

Anyway, quick update...

The guys have been working hard.
Their first payday was Friday.
And today they finished *one* new-design wallet.
(Don't worry, they're making more)

I got to spend some much needed time at the orphanage today.
We had a grand time taking many many photos. 

Thieves are gettin' serious. 
Luckily for us, we have a pretty awesome night guard.

Finally, tonight I thought I lost our 3rd dog Bernie.
I searched in the house, our yard, 
I even went out in the streets calling his name.
And then, that pretty awesome night guard I mentioned, found him.
Turns out I had locked Bernie in the kitchen.
For 3 hours.
Sorry Bernie.

Oh, and I was in my local newspaper back home.

5 loaves, 2 fish...

You know that story where Jesus feeds 5,000 (not include women and children)? Well, if you don't, you can find it in John 6:1-15. It's pretty awesome.

You see, all these people were following Jesus because of the miraculous sings He was performing and Jesus wanted to feed them. The disciples didn't have enough money to buy food for 5,000+, they did however, find a boy with 5 loaves and two fish. That could normally only feed, maybe, four people I'm guessing. But we're talking about Jesus here aren't we? He took the loaves and the fish, gave thanks, and began to distribute them. He fed 5,000+ with 5 loaves and two fish and still had leftovers.

I'm mentioning this story because right now I feel like that little boy. I am the one holding 5 loaves and two fish needing to feeding 5,000+. It's impossible. There is no way I can feed that many people with the little I have.

But God, He can certainly do it. For what is impossible for man, is possible for God. He can do all things. His power is that great. 

I know where my bread is coming from. I know I will have enough. I am praising God right now with only 5 loaves and 2 fish, knowing He will take them both and turn them into thousands. I am praising God knowing that He will provide.

Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. (v.35)