Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Outside the Church Building

We often take pictures and talk about what happens inside the Church building. This blog I want to talk a little about what is outside the Church building in Bolifamba. My heart goes out for the people in this village.

This is the area we usually park before walking about 100 yards to the Church building.

On the left there are small stores where you can buy accra (mashed bananas and cassava fried), alcohol and other small items. You'd be surprised how many people drink early Sunday morning.
This is the view looking down the road. After the blue car you turn right to go down a small path full of volcanic rocks to the Church building.
Carys and some of her new friends. These kids need to know about Jesus! God loves them just as much as He loves my precious Carys.
On the way we see these guys on the right. They are friendly and fun to talk to. Here they wanted to show the dog head with the plantains because they like this "chop" combination.

Dog intestine anyone? I like that they are not wasteful! My heart goes out to these men. They need to be taught the Gospel.

This will be their next meal.
Carys is sitting in front of the Church building.
This is a picture taken from where Carys is in the previous one. It is a new outhouse the Church put up so now we don't have to squat in the bushes next to the building.

They did a great job!

This is to the right of the Church building.

This is to the left. These two ladies are washing their clothes by hand. There needs to be a ladies outreach, too. 

This is the Church building. We love working with the Bolifamba Church of Christ saints but my heart yearns to reach out to more people in the village. Please pray for the hearts of those in the Church here to desire to reach out to those around them. Pray for us so we can have the wisdom to know what we can do to best help those in physical but more importantly spiritual need. Pray that God will open the hearts and minds of those in Bolifamba to be ready to receive the Gospel and turn Him.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

February Update 2.0

February Update 2.0

 It's already been 2 weeks since my last post. Time seems to be flying and we praise God that the ministry keeps moving forward!

This morning Brian did the Sunday school lesson and taught on Romans 10 while Jeremiah did the preaching about "abiding with one another" in the village of Balifomba. 

Brian and Jael both continue to help with various things in the ministry (the gym, school, teaching/preaching, Bible studies, running errands, etc) as well as set up house. They were blessed to find a house just 3 doors down from us!
Speaking of help, Hannah is becoming such a big helper and does more and more without having to be told as time goes on. Here she is grating carrots for the salad she made. Parenting is a lot of work but also brings lots of joy!
Carys wants to be a big girl so much. She loves to help daddy... she looks happy here working but when its time to stop mixing and start putting the batter in the waffle iron she gets upset because she wants to keep helping. 

It was good to be back in the village of Ekona on Wednesday evening for the first time this year to teach the children's Bible class!

Abel asked me to have a Bible study with these ladies. These 3 ladies plus one of their daughters (the other in the pic is a neighbor) live in this one room and have a hard life but are seeking for Truth in God's Word. Our first study went really well and we are hoping to continue them weekly.

Ethiopian food! A few years back I was blessed to meet my beautiful Ethiopian friend, Alem, and we have play dates with her 2 kids from time to time. 

On Saturday mornings Hannah and Jonathan have tennis practice. It is fun seeing them learning basics and meet new Cameroonian friends. 

It is exciting to see our Sunday evening home Bible studies and relationships grow! 
 One of my favorite sounds ever is hearing the kids giggle as daddy wrestles with them. They are so blessed to have a wonderful father!

Yesterday was the Mountain Cameroon Race of Hope- an ultra marathon up the slopes of an active volcano and back down. It always amazes me thinking about what the body is capable of doing and encourages me that God gives us the Holy Spirit to do greater things than these.

Until next time!