Trust.

Sukomowiki and owlowalla. These are two of the foods I really enjoy when I’m in South Sudan that I can’t identify exactly with western ingredients, and I just wanted to write them down before I forgot their names again. We had both today.
Back to the point of todays blog. Yesterday honestly had me on edge and worried. Not for my safety, and not even for my gear. Its insured. But I come to South Sudan so that I can tell others the story of what’s going on here. Without full memory cards, I can’t do that. I can’t bring understanding about what life and faith are like here without media. I have been given a gift, and I want to be able to use it. Wrongly I assume that if I’m not able to do that I have nothing to contribute.
Which brings me to trust.
Our team leader brought his 18 year old daughter on this trip. It’s the first time we’ve brought a woman with us, and it’s her first trip to Africa. To say the least, she’s jumping in with both feet. Our team leader also wrote a blog, and in it, there is a picture of his daughter on the Tarmac, leaving on our final plane into South Sudan, and she is just elated. It’s really a joy to see.
Why is she elated? Well, part of it is that she really doesn’t understand what it’s going to be like, and she just has unadulterated excitement about what lies ahead. But most people are filled with dread about the unknown. Why isn’t she worried?
She isn’t worried because she’s with her Dad, and she trusts him. Simple as that.
So that got me thinking. Aren’t I with my Dad too? No, not my father. I mean, he’s a great man, but he’s 88 years old and wouldn’t be much use here. No, I’m talking one better than that. My Father in heaven is with me on this whole trip, and that’s all I need.
I’m quoting from memory here, so forgive me if it’s not perfect but Jesus said, “if a man asks his father for bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish will he give him a scorpion? If men, being evil, care for their children in this way, how much more will your Father in heaven care for you if you ask Him?”
So I have peace about this again, and today was a good day. I was able to get some great shots and video, and even some candid interview from a man who led some of the lost boys of Sudan.

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