Sunday, April 18, 2010

:: Just a Glimpse ::

Markus' parents currently work and live in Uganda. Every now and then they get some time away to enjoy some of the beauty that the country has to offer. These are two of my favorite pictures they have sent over - small glimpses of the beauty that resides in the midst of a country in chaos.

This is Lake Bunyonyi in southwestern Uganda. The mountain in the back is in Rwanda. Maybe one day we can sit at that table and enjoy a nice dinner as we gaze upon God's majestic creation.

This picture of my father-in-law is one of my favorites...I think it captures so much about him that words just can't.

12 comments:

Sally said...

I especially love the second one. Wow, just wow.

Stef said...

omg, beautiful!! Our church in Brentwood, CA has a lot of mission work they do in Uganda and I was always impressed with the pix they would show on the presentations when they came home for visits.

Jessica Hoff said...

I agree with Sally. Wow.

Ashley said...

These pictures are AMAZING. What a heavenly place to work!

Random Research Girl said...

wow, these pictures are so beautiful! amazing!

Bethany said...

I had no idea that Uganda is so beautiful. I only ever hear how hard life is there. Thanks for sharing! The second picture is fabulous. Looks like it could be a post with scripture written across it.

thecolorplaid said...

stunning!!! what so they do there? so incredible. :) :)

Krista said...

Absolutely incredible! Makes me want to go to Africa even more!

Stephanie said...

Wow. So beautiful. Do you think you will ever visit?

Also: are Markus' parents from Austria...or are yours? Forgive me if I'm confusing you with someone else...

stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

Nini said...

Stephanie...you are right...Markus' family is Austrian. His parents live and work as missionaries in northern Uganda as his dad travels to Sudan to teach African pastors (it is too dangerous for them to live in Sudan). These pictures are from a vacation they took to southern Uganda.

Mrs. Schwager said...

so beautiful.

Magic Brush said...

Love that shot of your father in law!!!

Wanted to respond to your comment on my half marathon! I got shin splints also...but just on one shin. Oh my gosh how it hurt!!!!!! I took my shoes in to a running store and they showed me why my shoes were wore out and convinced me to get a new pair. I iced the heck out of that shin. And... they explained that to me that if I run in the street (which I do), the leg closest to the curb is always just a little lower than the other leg. And that's the leg I had splints on. So they suggested I run on the opposite side of the street for awhile. They went away in like 3 days. Bummer tho... hope they get to feeling better!