I wish I could have taken this with a car sitting in the foreground or something to give you perspective. This is the snow piled up behind the parking lot at Bibles International. I took this picture on Monday. Since then, it has snowed three out of four days. I would guess that the height of the piles of snow is probably about 17 feet, but I'm pretty poor at estimating heights, so I may be off by several feet either way.
At this time of the year, where to pile the snow becomes a problem any year that we have average or greater snowfall (average is 72 inches/season in Grand Rapids). The most obvious problem is where to push the snow at the edge of a parking lot that butts up against a street. There is a church parking lot less than a mile from my home where they have pushed the snow into the corner. The only problem is that one has to advance out into the street in order to see if there is a car coming on the street that has the right of way. I'm sure our problems are minor compared to those on the eastern seaboard. All I can do is tell you what it looks like here.
On an entirely different note, I'm battling a cold/sore throat/cough/sinus problem and would appreciate your prayers. We've been passing this around the office on an equal-opportunity basis. Some are sicker than I. Would you pray that we'd all get well and be able to come up to full speed, so that we could continue the Lord's work without being hampered by this?
This is a really exciting time at BI. Dedications of Scriptures have occurred for two languages and another is scheduled in May. But when the Lord is at work, the devil works too. We are facing a challenging time in our finances. The Lord has always taken care of His work, and we can trust Him now, as always. But we would appreciate your prayers.