St. Francis of Assisi

"Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary use words"
~ it is always necessary... but make sure you live what you preach now!

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Out Reach...Reach Really Far!

Well, 4x4ing is fun, no?  I think so!  Nothing is better than taking a solid all terrain vehicle through places no one should go at high speeds, dirt trucking all the way into wilderness and enjoy creation for what is it.  Now, put yourself inside a small white '97 Toyota Corolla and on a dirt road that would steer many 4x4 drivers away from the massive pot hole and craters that cover the road like "zits on a tween".  Then fill that Corolla with people and supplies and add in very aggressive oncoming traffic transporting prisoners to the penitentiary, barreling through at 70–80 km/h.  Let's just say there was a lot of prayer and holding of breaths in desperate attempts to make the car slimmer as we passed the traffic clearing by mere centimeters.

To be clear...this is NOT what I drive, but what I would like to drive!
Some of the outreaches we do are very far away.  This little adventure mentioned here took fifty-five minutes to drive to though it's closer in distance to than that of downtown Vancouver to my home off Commercial Drive (approx. fifteen minutes).  The road is just that rough.  When I get home I will have to take some of you dirt trucking Malawi style.  My survival skills as a driver have in the few weeks I’ve been here improved greatly.  By the time I get home I’m sure I’ll be a certified Bond-style stunt driver. 

Lilongwe from Home