Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Off and Away

We head off tomorrow early, early for 8 days out of town with the summer team. We'll be heading toward Lake Natron in the morning and then venturing into the Maasai regions of northern Tanzania.

We've been having great talks and we thought it would be good to get into a whole new kind of classroom.

Incidentally, we've been having a lot of earthquakes. There have been at least three or four daily for the last six days. Here in Arusha we experience them as window rattler, bed shakers, floor rumblers. The epicenter is 100 km north of here. Right where we're headed. Oh dear!

9 comments:

Jenelle said...

of course we are praying for you. hasn't it been 8 days yet?

Jenelle said...

lisa, it says that earthquake was no small thing! 6.6!

http://archives.cnn.com/2000/WORLD/africa/10/02/tanzania.earthquake.ap/index.html

Jenelle said...

oh wait...that was an earthquake from 2000. carry on, then!

Sue said...

Jenelle and I are not so excited to have to wait for SO VERY LONG to have you blogging again!
Could it be that we are having withdrawals?! Missing you and praying for amazing times to be had by all in your care!

Jenelle said...

come home, for the love!

lisa said...

You silly girls :-) It's nice to be missed :-) We got home Thursday night but we were off line till today (Saturday) due to some slight screw ups with our server. Anyway, we camped at the base of the volcano that is causing the quaking! Ha! That was a little wild. It is rumbling these days and threatening to do things. More later... Just to say we're home safe and sound and had a most excellent adventure!

Dore' said...

Hi Lisa,
Welcome home!
Sounds like you all had an excellent adventure.
I've been praying.
Blessings and love, Dore'

Jenelle said...

Volcanoes? Are you kidding me? Mercy! I'm glad you're home.

lisa said...

Only one night at the base of the volcano, Oldonyo L'Engai, which in Maasai means The Mountain of God. Yea! That was our first night away. Then on to "safer" places :-0