From a team member:
Since arriving in Africa, these 7 months have been full of learning experiences. We’ve learned to pray, find scriptures, introduce family and shop…all in a new language!
A few embarrassing moments have come with the new language. I’ve introduced my ‘wife’ as my ‘rear’, and paid 30 thousand when it should have been 3 thousand. But it was nice to bless the lady at the market, so we let that one slide. Please pray our language will keep improving!
When I hear that 40% of the world has no access to the gospel I want to DO something about it! John 15:5 says…”He who abides in me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without me you can do nothing…”
That is my life lesson right now. Abide in Him. I want to go, get into the jungle, start sharing the Gospel, see churches raised up, people saved, healed in Jesus’ name. But God says first spend time with me. Extravagant time! Worshiping, praying, reading, and listening.
In language school we are so close to the people, yet so far away, unable to communicate. I’m ready to speak the language, I’m ready to go and do. But we must remember to slow down, abide in Him, for without Him, it’s just not possible.