Saturday, May 25, 2013

Quote of the Day:  “If you believe what you like in the Gospel, and reject what you don't like, it is not the Gospel you believe, but yourself.” ― Augustine of Hippo

Went to Missionary Fellowship today and taught a Bible lesson to a bunch of Bible translators.  I was a bit intimidated because they lived with the text on a daily basis and called in experts as consultants.  I needn't have worried.  Some were ready to question even their own work as well as to want to examine more closely the text that we already have.  There were about twenty-five adults and ten children there.  We start with a potluck lunch, follow that with singing (usually to a guitar), and then follow that with the Bible lesson.  While the adults do the Bible lesson, the kids have their own special program.  Then, when both of those are over, we gather back together to have dessert and coffee.  The singing was special today because one of the praise songs had been written by the mother of the woman leading the singing.  Our new Canadian missionary friends were there as well, and we love to see them whenever we can.  We feel a special kinship to them because they, like us, are "faith missionaries" in that they have no special support from a church or denomination but are following God's call for them here in East Africa.  They are a wonderful family and also have three sons as we do.  They just dropped by to give us the dish we forgot to take with us when we left Musoma.  If Karen doesn't go (she wasn't feeling well), John and I always forget to get our dishes when we leave.  It's just one of those things.  (I know the quote is the same as yesterday's, but it is just as apt for today.)
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