Today, it really rained. I mean, poured. In fact, this past week, it's been raining like crazy, but today...wow!! It really came down.
Yesterday, our school bus got stuck in the mud, and with all the rain today, there wasn't even the likelihood of sending out kids out walking (like we had to do yesterday). So, John came to the rescue with our 4 wheel drive vehicle (thank you Winglers!). He took trip after trip after trip of the kids while the rain kept falling down and creating lakes outside of the school. I'm not even joking...the football field was a lake...the back of the school...a lake. It was CRAZINESS!
Finally, when we got in to go, we shoved about 11 adults and just about as many children into the car and off we went. At first, it felt just like the normal slimy, muddy clay road, until we turned the corner over by the children's home. The water that had been coming down for the past hour seemed to have gathered on our newly plowed road and the stacks of dirt on the sides of the road weren't even visible anymore. It was literally a river of water that we were driving through. The water was probably waist high, reaching up to the door of the vehicle. John was praying the whole time that the tires would just stay at the bottom. I guess the trip before, the car had just started to float down with the current that was making our road into a river.
We made it through the deep water and onto our other dirt road. This road is covered in the red clay that Africa is known for. And that's when I suddenly felt like Moses...it was like the parting of the Red Sea. We were still driving through immense amounts of water and the spray from the wheels was bright red on each side of the vehicle. It literally felt like we were driving down a parted sea with walls of that reddish water on each side of the car!
But, we made it home. The rain didn't hold us back! And more than once, I thanked God for the Wingler family who made it possible for us to buy that car. It is an absolute God-send! Especially now that I see what the rainy season is really made of! WOW-ZA!