Africa Journal: Day 13 – January 8, 2009

From my journal: ” … it’s our final full day of ministry in Mali … tomorrow morning we pack up and head back to Bamako.  God, You’ve done amazing things this week, continue today … Habakkuk 3:2-4 ‘Lord, I have heard of Your fame, I stand in awe of Your deeds, O Lord.  Renew them … Continue reading

Africa Journal: Day 12 – January 7, 2009

From my journal: ” … we’re on the back end of this trip, and it is a weird feeling … not wanting to leave this place, these beautiful people, but getting tired and worn out from the drastic change in culture and speed of life here.  I met with my prayer partners today and shared … Continue reading

Africa Journal: Day 11 – January 6, 2009

From my journal: *note … one of these excerpts is from my quiet time in the morning, and one is from a writing a did during the showing of the Jesus Film* “…I’m led to pray for healing today.  Father, should there be someone with an illness or disease that needs healing Lord, do not … Continue reading

Africa Journal: Day 10 – January 5, 2009

From my journal: “We’ve driven out of the village a small distance this morning to have some retreat from the hustle and bustle of  Bangassi, for some team time, but most importantly for some quiet time with the Lord I’m reading/meditating on Romans 8:36-39 today and the thing that seems to come up to me … Continue reading

EPIC “weekend” in Lee’s Summit…

Well, I was scheduled to lead worship at a youth retreat weekend in Lee’s Summit this weekend with my friends from No Longer Quiet, however they decided they needed to cancel based upon the forecast of 6-12 inches of snow that was supposed to fall today.  SO, instead of a whole weekend, we just had … Continue reading

Africa Journal: Day 9 – January 4, 2009

From my journal: “On the road to Bangassi.  Left Sebekoro today, but before we did we received the blessing from the chief … we were ‘given the road’ (meaning we were free to leave).  Also, the chief gave us all African names before we left.  Mine is Sidi Fofana.  I was actually named after the … Continue reading

Africa Journal: Day 8 – January 3, 2009

From my journal: “… since being here, I’ve thought a lot about culture and languages, and I am very interested in these aspects of our ministry.  This causes me to wonder and think ‘why did God give me those thoughts, likes, etc.’?  Could it be that I am supposed to engage a culture?  Learn the … Continue reading

Africa Journal: Day 7 – January 2, 2009

From my journal: “Today we spent A LOT of time playing with and sharing with the children of Sebekoro … I played a lot of soccer today!  We also helped Bill and his family with another skit, this time it was the Good Samaritan.  It has been really cool to see how God is using … Continue reading

This weekend…

So, this past weekend I was in Columbus, GA at Morningside Baptist Church leading at their Disciple Now (d-now) weekend for the youth ministry there.  I’ve had the privilege to serve there during the d-now weekend for 3-4 years now with their youth pastor, Royce, who has become a good friend of No Longer Quiet … Continue reading

Africa Journal: Day 6 – January 1, 2009

* Sorry for my brief hiatus, I’ve been in Columbus, Georgia since Thursday leading at a youth Disciple Now for a great church and a great friend there, and had no time to sit and write a new post, so I’ll start back up where I left off … hope everyone’s weekend was great!* From … Continue reading