The more I learn about the challenges these elders face while trying to share the Gospel with the people of Africa, the more I feel inclined to ask you for your prayers on behalf of Chris. The MTC has been a bit of a bubble of comfort, food, and companionship. It has probably been as American an experience as one can have in Ghana.
However, the transition to the field and the realities of the challenges in food, culture, attitudes, and living circumstances may be a shock. Missionaries routinely experience negative encounters with people, even to the threat of their safety. This is true throughout the world, not just in Africa, mind you. Prayers would be helpful for Chris, and all of these elders, to aid them in the next big transition in this time of service.
I have no doubt that the Lord takes care of those who serve Him. I have experienced that first-hand. I don't worry about his safety. I will be praying for his heart to be comforted and submissive to the promptings of the Spirit and that he will have the wisdom and perspective the Lord has on his situation and the people he encounters. Please include him in yours as well. Thanks!
|Love how these boys are holding the flags of their countries. Makes me wonder what was going on that day to allow them to have their native flag in hand.|
|I think we should have a contest on the best suggestion on a caption for this picture. Any takers??|