We flew out of Menya Monday for our annual conference. But on the way we had a couple of days of rest and relaxation at a “resort”–missionary style. (A place with a pint-sized pool.)
After we explained the gospel back in the spring, one of our first tasks was helping our new believers understand the purpose and role of Israel’s law. Since long before we arrived ‘religion’ meant one thing in Menya: legalism. I decided Sunday was a good time for a lesson aimed directly at the issue…
Elizabeth’s literacy class is still going strong. They meet outside on nice days (and the other days too.)
This is Delma, Rita’s girl. She scrambles for mom every time I approach and cries when she thinks she won’t be able to get to safety in time. I guess that’s what happens after years of mom saying “if you disobey, the white man’s gonna git ya”
This morning in our Bible study, we were working through Colossians 1:15-20. As we were talking about Christ’s supremacy, particularly His authority over spiritual forces which once dominated our friends’ thinking, there were many joyful expressions.
Click the picture to hear the song. Click the title to read the lyrics.
Teaching at Terry’s house, I was unable to hold everyone’s attention.
I gave Mepson a new nickname: “wansok” (one sock)
This girl lives a little far from us and isn’t used to seeing me around her house. She kept peeking at me from the safety of her big sister’s arms.