Thursday, November 29, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
I woke up on Saturday with an amazing idea. Let's go to Ikea and just look and maybe purchase a few small organizational items. Dhrumil, of course, knew that going to Ikea meant more for me than just eating Swedish meatballs, it meant possibly buying a piece of furniture. With this thought he decided to take the Camry since it is our "large car" and my little Cobalt can only hold so much. Walking around Ikea, my stomach happy and full of meatballs, I had another amazing idea... let's buy a chair NOW. Dhrumil, ofcourse knowing I would decide this, said ok and we picked out a very nice one.
In the past we have been able to maneuver Ikea furniture into our car. Not this time. Ends up after 1 hour of trying to push the chair into the car we had to strap it to the top... no easy feat for a tall man and a short little woman... and drive 40 miles on the busiest interstate around back to our apartment. WE DID IT and we felt great for doing it. :) Teamwork...
We love the chair.
CYCLONE SIDR - LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Dear Friends,How many times have we heard that phrase? Location, Location, Location. Unfortunately, location played a big part in the tragic events of last week. Bangladesh lies just a few feet above sea level right on the Indian Ocean. Hundreds of rivers to overflow and no higher ground. Also its remote location makes it difficult to speed aid to the people in need. Lack of equipment, infrastructure and communication make it difficult to even put a handle on the size of the task ahead. In 11 districts 90% of the crops have been lost and an estimated 200,000 livestock have been killed. They are even using elephants as part of the clean up effort.Location will also play a part as international awareness and interest in the coming days and weeks will diminish. This was not a hurricane that hit a state in the US. This was not a tragedy that effected foreign tourists at the beach that was caught on tape. This was not a sensational tabloid story of the rich and famous having a member of their family die. No, these were just nameless people from a far off place that happens to be in the wrong location. Because of location the cyclone will mostly likely be only a 30 second piece on tonight's evening news if its mentioned at all.Honestly, it has been hard for me to process it all from even just 80 miles away. The reality of the need can be overwhelming. The idea that location, location, location has affected the people of Bangladesh on a such a large scale has kept me up tonight with tears in my eyes. Please be praying in the days ahead that God will open opportunities to share His love.Serving Bangladesh,Duane for Lori, Justus and Jared
CLICK TO SEE MORE PICTURES AT CNN.COM
1. PRAY FOR THE AFFECTED CHURCHES.2. PRAY THAT AN OPPORTUNITY WE HAVE FOR TENTS AND FOOD TO BE SENT TO BANGLADESH WILL GET GOVERNMENT APPROVAL.3. PRAY FOR THE LOVE OF GOD TO BE DEMONSTRATED IN THE MIDST OF SUFFERING.4. PRAY FOR A HEATH CARE MINISTRIES TEAM THAT IS BEING FORMED. PRAY FOR SCHEDULES AND VISAS.5. PRAY FOR ALL THE NEEDED PERMISSIONS TO GET THE AID INTO THE COUNTRY.
If you or your church would like to help with the relief efforts please email us at DuaneLori@gmail.com
THE DANIELSEN FAMILY, QUOTE AND LINKS
THE DANIELSEN FAMILY:Thank you for praying for us during the storm. Thank you for the many emails and calls to see how we were doing. Dhaka was hit but we only experienced heavy winds and rain and minimal damage here in the capital. We temporaily lost power and communication for a little over a day. QUOTE:
"Sadly, because this cyclone was on the other side of the world, many have disregarded the loss and devestation that you've experienced, and we need to have our spiritual eyes opened to the human need you are serving."
Dr. Bruce Bell - Liberty UniversityLINKS:Videos at CNN http://edition.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapcf/11/19/bangladesh.cyclone/#cnnSTCVideo
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
I wanted to tell you about one of my favorite tv shows. Jon and Kate Plus 8... it's on TLC on Mondays nights and you have to watch it. Both Dhrumil and I really enjoy it. It's about a family who has twins and sextuplets! It's amazing how they deal with it and it's also really funny and cute. Check it out!!!!!!