Weddings, Women, and Dances

We are so thankful God opened the door for my coworkers and I to be invited to two village weddings. Weddings can last for many days and since men and women are very separate, we could not see our male co-worker the whole time. We attended two days of one wedding and four days of …

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Hidden Women

We found a park where women who speak our new language meet during the limited hours in the day when women are free for visiting. In the hot months the only time is after sunset. Sunset certainly cools the temperature, but it also makes it almost impossible to spot women wearing black in a dark …

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My Teacher and I

A section of the language course I’m taking is for sharing stories about my life. I continue to have encouraging words with my teacher about faith. This week I shared with her about my time in High School when I was really searching about God. I had spent a lot of time reading the Bible …

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Adrian’s Story

I first met Adrian when he was six years old. His older brother, Jairo, was in grade 9 at the time and coming to the afterschool homework classes at the church. Adrian fondly remembers beating me at chess the first time his parents had me over for a meal. Jairo started coming to the teen …

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Jump In

While reflecting on this month, an image came to mind that I thought I might share as a backdrop for how life often seems here. The image/scene is of a child approaching a pool/body of water for the first time. The child might start far away from the water’s edge, watching and observing and with …

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This Is the Way

I was to be at our conference at Nsoc during the last two weeks in May. I could go by bus if I accepted the offer of a ride on an elder’s truck to get to the right bus station. That would mean hundreds of kilometres out of the way, spend lots of money, have …

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