Friday, March 6, 2009
Deer or Dear?????
My dear husband called this morning and told me that he smelled like a deer. Why, you ask? The answer is that he had just spent the night with a family in their one room cabin in Siberia. This family is from the Huntie tribe and they herd reindeer. The bed was a low platform were the whole family slept rolled up in their fur coats. Jason said after sleeping all night rolled up in a deer skin he felt and smelled like a deer. They woke before dawn (5am) and went with their host to check his fish traps. Jason and Stepon, his translator, rode in a sleigh, that was pulled by a snowmobile, no it wasn't reindeer. After checking fish traps for 1 1/2 hrs, Jason said that it took him 3 hrs to warm up. But that gave him plenty of time to talk to his host and get to know the people more. Jason said that some of the Hunties had never seen a Bible, or really even heard about Jesus. It was a joy for him to share the basic message of the Bible and give them a book, that Jason explained, had changed his life. The family he was able to stay with last night had heard the Gospel message only 2 years ago and the father had repented. He was really happy to meet fellow believers and spend some time with them. Thank you to everyone who is praying. Jason and his helpers have just finished their first week in Siberia. They will be there, Lord willing 2 more weeks. God is working so many things out and daily leading them to people who need to know of a Saviour. Next week they plan to head to the Artic circle. I will try to keep you posted.