Sunday, September 27, 2015

Rainy Season

We are still in the "rainy season."  Which means it rains almost everyday.  Sometimes for days and days. We think it has rained more in the last 5 weeks that we have been here than it did the whole 18 months we were here before!   It doesn't rain "cats and dogs" or even "elephants and rhino's."  It has been raining "dinosaurs!"  I have never experienced such intense rain, even in Scotland.  It is like the heavens are pouring buckets of water down on us.  Maybe a better analogy is, it is like a dam broke in heaven!  We are told that the rainy season will be over October 17th.  How they know this I don't know.  We will wait and see.  Then we will move right into the "dry season" which means dry heat instead of wet heat.

We went to church in Harbel and Kakata today.  Of course it was raining.  In some areas the standing water was 6-8 inches deep. I saw a man trying to retrieve some things that were floating in the water on the side of the road.  He was standing in water up to his waist.  There are so many "pot holes" on the roads that when it rains you have to go really slow because you have no idea how big the hole really is when it is filled with water.  Sometimes the small taxi's will wait for us to go through first (we are in a 4 wheel drive truck) to judge if they can make it or not.

We went to the apartment complex where the new couples will be staying and in front of an apartment were these chairs.  Only in Liberia could they get away with this.  In America they would have to be removed or the owners would be sued!  I love these chairs!!!


  1. Wow with the Noah Ark story. So, you said couples.....are more coming than just humanitarian? Better get out the canoe....

  2. Praying the rain settles down soon!! Love you both keep up the good work.. Let us know how we can help..xo