by MW Cook

It’s a smelly city…but it grows on ya

Karachi. Home to 14 million people. One of the largest Muslim citys on the planet. I remember my first time here. I hated it. I thought it was the worse place I had ever been to. You know what I think of it now? I think I love it. Sure it’s crowded and dirty and such, but there’s something about it that’s very appealing. I’m not sure what it is, but I’m sure I’ll be back. Very interesting city! You think Toronto traffic’s bad? Not by a long shot! These drivers are nuts. John and I almost were run over by a bus! Crazy-go-nuts. We walked for hours shopping through the massive bazaars here. We found such lovely American goodies like Nutella, Peanut Butter and the creme-de-la-creme, a coffee maker. I can now live here and stay sane!

We’re here right now. We just sent the team off on their jet plane and I think they should have made it back to Canada by now. Ruth’s father has to make a few visits to the Doctor and then we’ll be off tomorrow morning back to Sanghar. A couple weeks after that we’ll head to Kunri for Ruth to begin her teaching and me to begin seriously studying Urdu.

Keep doing the prayer thing, it’s all we really need. Within half a month I should have my own Internet connection, then the blogs will fly, I promise!

Cook out (man, I’d love a cook-out right now…)

PS – We met with a few friends here in town not too long ago. We found out that they are from a church called Bethlehem Baptist Church. Neat, eh?