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When the Going Gets Tough I Get TOUGHER

I’d be lying if I said that as soon as I laid eyes on where we were staying this week I didn’t have my doubts. I wish I could say that when I first saw where we were showering, and for the five hour bus ride to the place when we weren’t even sure if we had a shower there wasn’t a little part of me that wanted to get right back on that bus for the five hour drive and get myself on a plane right home. The first night when we were sitting in a circle of chairs being warned to make sure we checked our rooms for mice and our sleeping bags for scorpions every night, I thought to myself “why did I ever want to do this”. And yes, the first couple days were rough adapting to the conditions that I was very much not used too, but every day I got better. Not the conditions, but my attitude. By day three I found myself actually being able to stand under the cold shower water!!!!


The point is though, I’m actually glad my naive self got to live in these conditions for a week. Because no matter how they compare to what I’m used to, they still surpass what a huge chunk of the world and especially the people here in Swaziland, live in everyday. So I’m going to choose to actually be very thankful for this wooden sleep-away camp bunk bed, because every night when I lay my head on the pillow, it humbles me. And a piece of selfishness and superiority leaves me, and a piece of Jesus’ humbleness and compassion is given to me. And that’s something so good I should be willing to sleep on the floor every night for the rest of my life to have!



  1. I’m proud of you, Micky, and so thankful that you accompanied my 2 daughters, Katlyn & Michaela! The pictures I’ve seen are precious-such a joy to watch you all serving the Lord and loving His children!

  2. It was great getting to know you guys and I noticed the difference from day 1 to day 7. Allow God to continue to work through you and be a light in this dark world.

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