Tonight I preached my last message in Burkina Faso. The temperature was well into the 90s in the auditorium when I started. At 5:15 I began the menâ€™s meeting and we talked about not being a taking church but a giving church. We talked about being used of God to make a difference with our lives. The people heard and accepted the message well.
Then at 6 p.m. we started the evening service. I preached for an hour because Keith basically required it. I preached on marriage and how God has given us a new culture and a new way of living compared to the culture that we all live in. We are not citizens of heaven and we have a new president. He is the Lord Jesus. We have a new constitution and it is the Word of God. Philippians 3:20
We had spent the day riding back from the Elephant Reserve. On the way I basically took a course in Marriage and the Family from a man in the church. That was preparation for the message tonight. It was a basic explanation of how marriage in Godâ€™s economy is so different from what we know in American culture and also in African culture. This message was very shocking to them but they received it well.
We ate lunch today at the American Embassy Recreation Snack shop. It is air conditioned and so we had a good time. We then took the children to get ice cream and that was a treat.
After church we came home and did a few things and then got ready for bed and intended to get up at 12:30 but I didn’t hear my alarm and so we over slept and left for the airport very late. We made it though and so all is well.
It is very hot here. No air conditioning and probably in the high 80s and that is only because it is night time. Here it is 3 am and it is 10 p.m. back home. We will be traveling from here for the next 24 hours. We are set to arrive in Atlanta a little after 9:30 and so I hope to be home by 10:30.
God has been very good to us. It has been a wonderful trip. Keith Shumaker is a wonderful missionary with a great heart for God.