Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Africa...3 blocks from outer space

The Lord has encouraged 20 of our students to serve Him overseas this summer. Some are in Asia, some in S. America, and others in Europe and Africa. I leave Friday June 6th with 11 students to join 3 other students currently in Senegal, Africa. Tanya asked Hannah, our 6 year old, where Africa is. With a sly grin she says, "3 blocks from outer space". She's so funny. In a few years she'll be going with me to 3 blocks from outer space.

Back to earth...Dakar, Senegal is on the west coast of Africa, just a short 8.5 hour plane ride from Atlanta. We will be working with the Lebou (Lay-Boo) people. There are about 150,000 Lebou along the coast of Senegal with only about 20 to 25 who are Christ followers. We will be partnering with IMB missionaries with half of our team working in medical clinics. The other half of us who puke at the sight of blood will be going village to village on the coast visiting with these wonderful people hoping to tell them of a man born in Bethlehem 2000 years ago.

Psalm 67:4-5 says, “May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples justly and guide the nations of the earth. May the peoples praise you, O God; may all the people praise you.”

We desire for the Lebou people to worship Jesus. So we are going to get to know them, love them, and serve them. Thanks for your prayers.

1 comment:

Tammy said...

Did you get my last blog? I was commenting on how this world needs more wonderful "christ followers" like you and Peter. Your kids are absolutely beautiful!!
Amanda is getting married July 26. They grow up so fast.

Miss ya!