Day 11: El Fasher to The Villages  

Posted by Michael

Well, it's 140 degrees here in El Fasher, Darfur. I've never experienced heat like this. We are fortunately sitting under a fan watching Bourne Ultimatum, waiting for our spare tire to be repaired in the market. Things happen very slowly here. The common response to you wanting something done or wanting someone to show up somewhere on time is, "Inshalla", which means, "God willing". Matt Elkins told us that when he lived here and the locals said that, he would have to say, "No, not God willing, yes or no?" It's a standing joke around here.

All that to say, we are still waiting on the tire to be repaired. We are finishing the movie and about to eat lunch (it's 1:20p here). The tire should be finished soon and at that time, we'll head out to the villages in West Darfur. We are taking cots, water, food and a makeshift shower.

We are leaving now. Just found out. Pray for us today please. we will be in the villages(20mi outside of El Fasher) for 4 days.

Faith & Evan--I love you!!

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8 comments

Our prayers are with you and your group Michael. We know the situation there can be very dangerous. We commend you guys for the work you are doing. Godspeed to you. We look forward to your safe return home.

September 13, 2008 at 1:06 PM

Hey Team... Glad to see you're doing well. I have been praying for your team while you've been gone and wish I was there with you... 140 degrees and all. I love to see the Lords light shining in such a dark place.

September 13, 2008 at 2:16 PM

Michael I can't even imagine 140 degrees!! That has to be draining..we lift you and your group everyday up in prayer..can't wait til you are home again. Evan is saying Mimi now!! I'm so excited...God Bless you. Love you...

September 13, 2008 at 4:37 PM
Anonymous  

God bless you guys- we were feeling like we had it rough here until we heard 140 degree heat. Pray for us as we are consumed with jealousy for the pictures of the food you've been eating! Are you as famous in Darfur as you were in Yei?
safe travels and peace be with you
your Kentucky-Sudanese brothers and sister

September 15, 2008 at 4:10 AM

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