Friday, February 27, 2004

The Summer of 2003

As think over one a part of the Summer of 2003, I remember arriving in Nimule, Sudan in a little MAF single engine plane. We had a prayer on the landing strip and I got a photo of Kevin Shelby in the prayer huddle with one eye closed and the other on the guys holding the AK47s in their hands. It was a particularly scary time for some of us. The first two nights we spent a lot of time in prayer and then about 10 p.m. on the second night, Chad said, "It's over. My fear is gone. I'm okay."

In a couple of days, Chad was saying that he was interested in making the trip to West Africa with us. I said, "Chad, you have at least five barriers to pass through. You don't have the airfare and you don't have visas for the four countries we are going to. Can you trust God for them?"