Saturday, June 2, 2007

From northern Nicaragua with a smile

I have boots. I first began making inquiries about a replacement pair of boots while crossing Venezuela & that was nearly 3months ago! Of course, I had to fight until the end to actually get them on my feet. They were late arriving in Managua after the plane they were on was grounded in San Jose & then upon arrival Customs siezed them (??). It took another 2days but I now have them & very thankful for that! I like northern Nicaruagua. I've met many people who greet me with a smile & I've been kindly treated by the many churches here, as well as the everyday folk I meet on the side of the road. Slowly but surely more & more people are praying for unity. Managua city was a scarey place where at one point I thought I was about to get 'done over' again but I was very thankful to be able to continue on the journey (and get out of there). But enough of the chit chat, I finally have my boots so in celebration I'd like to be a little less serious & post my top ten ways to be united...
SAM'S TOP 10 - Ways to be United
1. Don't be disunified
2. Superglue yourself to another person of faith & ask them to continue the chain
3. Spread a rumour that the 1st 1000 people to be united will receive $500 from Microsoft who are tracking your conversations & thoughts from Bill Gates' very own personal computer
4. Say, "There's no place like Unity" & tap your heals together 3 times
5. Ask Bush, Blair & Howard to unite us under 'Operation Unity Now'
6. Insist on having a McUnity day at your local McDonalds to raise awareness
7. Wait for Shrek IV, it's on his 'to do' list
8. Write to Oprah & insist that this blog be her 'Book of the Week'
9. Nominate representatives from each church on to the next series of 'Survivor' to be held in Tasmania - They'll all fall in love & won't want to leave each other... awww (www.wydtas.org.au)
10. Set your alarm for 4:01 as a reminder to pray for Unity & pray away!!!

Next week, my top ten way's to write a blog entry without writing much sepcifically at all... I'm well & still rolling on! Please keep me in your prayers & particularly unity. God bless, Samo.
"If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness & compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit & purpose." Philippians 2:1-2

4 comments:

Joe, Susan and children said...

hey Sam,
Its Evelyn here from Adelaide! just came across your blog and i admire what you are doing! I have been praying for you at school and everyone is amazed at what you are doing. They are praying for you as well. I am glad to hear that your boots finally arrived! I am also amazed at how you manage to keep high spirits, have amazing courage and u always seem to have a smile on your face after all the things you have faced. I pray that the remainder of your journey is successful and safe!
Love Evelyn

Robyne said...

You're hilarious Sam! and just like Evelyn said, you are amazing keeping in high spirits with what's happened along the way, I pray that God continues to give you that grace all the way back home. I have stepped up the prayers knowing that you are going through 3 of the voted most dangerous places in the world, yay! Must remember that for when I plan my first family holiday....the Lord covers you with His precious blood Sam and will protect you. Btw, I am so happy you have your boots now! It give MY feet relief just thinking about it! lol

May God continue to bless and protect you

Robyne :0)

Martin, Lisa, Olivia, Emily & Julian Pannell said...

We love your style Samigo!
Stay encouraged bro,
Martino & all SC Fan Club members.

caitie080 said...

Hi Sam,

I think what you're doing is brilliant. My mobile's been set to 4:01pm for about a month now and through your mission God has really strengthened within me the desire for unity. I'm currently the youth worker for the dioces of Christchurch in NZ and have a camp coming up called 'revolution.' There is a session about how others are working towards revolution and I'm hoping to gain your permission to include what you are doing within this talk. Ideally I'd like to be able to show your youtube if possibe. The camp is at the end of this month so although I understand you're a little bit preoccupied at the moment, it'd be great to hear back from you.

God bless you!

Caitlin Humphrys