Beach Recap

This weekend we took a trip to the beach. The timing was right because the next phase of our lives/ministry will be busy, intense and long so we don’t anticipate another chance for a break for a while. Plus, our tenth anniversary is this month, so we got to celebrate that too (everyone takes four…

This and That

We have had an especially busy week so far and want to update you all on a few things. So, here they are: Bible Study I met with the guys on Monday, as usual, and it went really well. I reviewed the basic points of the gospel thoroughly and asked a bunch of questions to…

Lapilo Lesson #16

  This is Mokame–the second of the two ladies who have been attending our Bible Study. Friday we reached the end of our story. After reviewing previous lessons, I read Romans 3:10-20 to remind them all of our sin problem and the inability of obedience to the law (or other behavior) to make us right.…

Lapilo Lesson #15

This is Balux. More on him at the end. Yesterday was not a work day here in the commonwealth where we were celebrating the Queen’s birthday, so we met today (Tuesday) instead. We talked about Jesus’ teaching working through the following points: Jesus preached repentance (Mark 1:14-15) Sinful actions are a result of our sinfulness (Mark…

Lapilo Lesson Intermission

  This is Gosalakame, one of the two ladies who work with COC and come to our Bible study. They have been coming more frequently over the last few weeks after only showing up intermittently initially. I’m glad that they are showing up (even if it is only to drink coffee and eat Elizabeth’s banana…

Lapigosa

Our local rugby team got new uniforms and asked me to take a team picture. It turned into six team pictures and seventeen individual ones, but who’s counting. I turned one of them into what you see above just for fun. I’ll see tomorrow how some of them like it. Three of these guys work…

Lapilo Lesson #14

  This is Malon. As you can see, he is one of the older guys in the group. He has been working here at Lapilo for sixteen years. He is very excited to be hearing the “whole story.” Today we talked about Jesus’ miracles primarily. I picked out a few representative passages to show Jesus’…

Lapilo Lesson #12-13

  In the picture above I have two extremes from the coffee-quality-spectrum. On the right, some of the best coffee beans in the world fresh from a local coffee garden recently roasted and packaged. On the left, coffee beans from the same source that have been sent to Australia to become instant coffee. I prefer…

Lapilo Lesson #10-11

This is Benjamin. He has worked in another department on our base for most of the time we’ve been meeting, but he recently started to work with COC. He came to our Bible study a few times before, but now has started to come consistently. I don’t know him well and I’m not sure how…