Here’s a very classic story from our adventures in Africa.
Chris and Karen have already told you about the journey from the airport to Karamoja. A part of that journey also included running various errands for all of the missionaries in Karamoja – picking up crayons for the school program, medicine, a drilling rig, fresh groceries, meat, a car part etc. One of these errands happened to be stopping by a hospital where a Karamjong person was staying. The mission had hired a translator to go with the patient, since they didn’t know any English (which happens to be the national language of Uganda but is a very different form) and we were settling his pay. We pulled off the main dirt road with the back of our packed van still sticking out in the road. The guard came out to Dave’s open window to see why we were there. Dave asked politely if the guard could open the gate so that we could speak with the translator without danger of us losing our luggage to the next semi to drive by. The guard responded, “That is impossible.” Dave paused, since he had done the requested the day before, at which time the guard went back and promptly opened the gate. We were all a little confused at the point of the guard’s earlier statement, but were nonetheless grateful at his inconsistency. As we passed through, Dave gently said, “You have accomplished the impossible!” I couldn’t help but laugh!
At my laugh Caleb, Dave’ young son, astutely reminded me that he can do all things through Christ. I took it to mean that I should not be surprised if he accomplished a similar feat.
As you now know, we made it to Karamoja, which seemed the impossible. And that, truly was through Christ.