Monday, June 6, 2011

I'm back from my trip around Bali

Thank you all for your prayers! 

My trip around Bali the last few days was quite amazing! I have many new experiences I'm sure I will be trying to explain to you all when I get back.

My driver was very good. He helped me quite a bit on the trip with more than just driving.  The Balinese are good to talk to but you have to be careful. If you are in a tourist spot they are probably selling something or 'nother. 

I got to play Sepoc-bola once. I stopped my driver and asked to turn around I wanted to take some pictures, I took a few pictures and then played with the kids for 20 min or so. After that I had my drive teach me the first phrase that I successfully learned in Indonesian. "Saya mau burrmine sepoc-bola" "I want to play soccer". I learned that Vally ball is "Bola Fally". If you say Vally-ball they think you are saying Baliball. (I had my driver confused for 15min or so)

I want to say sorry if the color of these pictures are off. I have not got to set my laptop screen correctly yet. Also hopefully I will be able to get some video up soon. I do not know if that will happen before I get back or not.

This morning in Lovina I watched some men and women bring in a net a fish. Last night I saw a beautiful sunset. Two days ago I had a coffee experience that made Starbucks look poor. In the traditional market I went to in Klunkung some men where showing off their fighting cocks. This man explained "He's my kind of body type, lean and strong, not to big and goes straight in"

Some of my favorite times and pictures have come when I just wandered around walking on my own.  Most of the working people pictures came like that and that is my plan for tomorrow if I get up early enough.

Sleep has not been a problem so far so that is a blessing from the Lord!

Please continue your prayers for me as the real work is ahead of me here in Sanur and I will need God given skill and blessing to complete it.

To see some of the pictures go to the picasa web gallery "Bali adventure"

Billy Jackson

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I'm on my way to Bali!!!

I finally have internet access (that I don't have to pay for).

I am currently sitting in San Fransisco airport waiting for my flight to Taiwan. They took away my other carry-on bag so now all I have with me is my camera bag and my laptop (and a few accessories... Bible, book, swimming trunks, hacksack...) but it does help my shoulders and back not having to carry all that weight around.

I have a PCR (Providential care report) from earlier today. The FedEx man arrived with my microphone after I had given up hope. We were about on our way out the door to the airport when he pulled up. I was going to try and find something on the way at Best Buy or something but God provided in a much easier way.  One other thing is that my checked bag weighed in at exactly 50lbs. I was pretty happy about that as I did not know how I was going to squeeze one more item into my carry on.

But I am happily on my way! All smooth sailing so far. Please continue your prayers for me. I don't know how I am going to endure 13hours of non-stop flight! 5hour was enough of a test for me.

Billy Jackson