"And if you SPEND YOURSELVES on behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness and your night will become like the noonday."

"The Lord will continually guide you. He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail."- Isaiah 58:10-11

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Car Trouble - and a flash flood!

We've had some car trouble this week which has left us stranded at Kijabe. We thought the problem was fixed today so we headed back home. As we got to the bottom of the Rift Valley, it began to rain quite hard...in fact it's rained quite hard here for 44 days in a row. Everything is saturated. About 30 km into the rift valley we were reminded of the mud that has covered the roads. You can see here where they've removed the dirt to the side of the road. It's like 10 foot drifts of snow...only it's dirt.
As we proceeded, the car started acting strange and we decided we better turn back. And literally what we came through a few minutes earlier was filling up quickly with water as a flash flood covered the valley and began to fill the ditches on the side of the road.
The ditches quickly became full...flooding houses...
And eventually the road...
Exciting! Fortunately we made it back safely!

1 comment:

Basil Glenn said...

Whoa! That could have been really scary! I'm glad you guys were okay. What a time for the rains and floods to come! Couldn't they have waited a little longer, possibly for a day when your car was working like a charm? I hope you were eventually able to get the car fixed! It's hard to get around anywhere without a car these days, right?!

-- Basil Glenn