Kenya was cold in August 1998, living at almost 1 1/2 mile high. 3 weeks ago it was hot in Arizona at 111F looking at cactus. My range: – 40 to 114. Yours?
Thank you Roberta, Tom, and Kelly for coming out to Tanzania and helping. I miscommunicate by texting all the time.
I remember saying their names (except the twins), the sound of their voices, where we spent time together either at work (USA and Tanzania), worship, or play. From double dating to carrying the coffin, I have memories. I drew this five months ago.
I enjoy telling my grandchildren stories especially when it involves their fathers as children. Thank you for reading, keep sharing.
To visit our children while in school in Nairobi, Kenya from Kigoma, Tanzania, it was three days on the road or three hours in the air each way. Six days of driving to see a basketball game or a school play, but well worth it. Pray for missionaries’ children schooling away from parents.
Cindy received her Tanzanian drivers license before me! No, I didn’t fail my eye exam. Death makes another guest appearance. Note: Cindy is driving on the right side. Maybe the cartoon should have ended in box 2.
There is the call from God. Then there was the other call. Cindy and I already agreed to go to Tanzania, but it was a place a few hours from Dar es Salam. Larry Pumpelly’s call to Kigoma stretched us. Three-days-out with six children.
When the Holy Spirit calls you, please answer.
The bats in Kigoma were dogs with wings. Every year hundreds of the bats roosted in our coconut trees. From this science lesson I learned bats don’t like early morning wake up calls.
While everyone has worries, the Tanzanians I knew weren’t concerned with computers failing on Y2K. We stayed out from summer 1998 to 2002 without returning to the USA. Pray for missionaries who live away from extended family for years at a time.
My goal from the beginning was to cartoon each of the 122 chapters of my book. While my writing and cartoon style is light humor, I think you can feel my heartbreak of seeing death. I worked on this cartoon for over three weeks to get Death drawn so he seems personable, and the dialogue to convey my sadness. Not many people outside of Kigoma knew of this job. Take time to pray for missionaries as they share the Gospel in difficult situations.
I would like you to comment on this cartoon. Thank you for sharing.