For two decades, it has been our prayer that God would
"establish the work of our hands." (Psalm 90:17)
Saturday, July 31, 2010
The Local Oven
The other day I saw Esther, the matron of Bezer Home, outside picking up sand. I thought she was getting cat litter, but she said she was baking a cake. Would you like to hear the story?
Esther collected sand in order to bake with what is called a "local oven." The large pot is partially filled with sand.
Then the pot or pan that holds the cake batter goes inside the larger pot.
Here's the cake after she had trimmed it a bit to make a uniform shape. I never got to see the finished version with the icing. Esther took it to a graduation party at one of the area schools. Everyone was so happy with the cake from Mashiah Foundation.
Life has taken me from the Midwest to Africa. Africa was firmly planted in my heart at age 17. I realized that dream when I landed in Nigeria at the age of 26. Currently I am doing the hardest work I have ever done, but it is also incredibly rewarding. Every day is full of challenges. At times life is too painfully raw, but God reaches down to us in those times of great need and helps us to press on and offer hope.