Joyful, Patient, Faithful

Posted on: January 08, 2014 Written by
Joyful, Patient, Faithful
  Picture Praise Photography by: Bryn Hauquitz        

Once a year or so we have gone to neighboring villages to minister to the people there during the day by bringing them some basic staple food as a gift, spending the day with them, and showing the Jesus Film in the evening.  The day begins each time with a ceremony of sorts as we present our gifts to the chief as a thank you for allowing us to visit their village and be with his people, continues on as the guys gather the kids to play some soccer while the women sit on the side on pieces of fabric or low stools, and ends with the showing of the film and an invitation time with questions being answered at the end.  This is a photo of one of the women in the village about an hour or so from the city.  We did not get the chance to meet, but this picture was taken during the ceremony of the giving of gifts. She was just so beautiful sitting there in peace like that!


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My husband and I work with Cru (formally Campus Crusade for Christ) in Cotê d'Ivoire, Africa where we get the privilege and challenge of working with high school and college students in Abidjan. We have 3 incredibly fun kids Keenan 5, Elliot 3, and Lucy 1. If you want to read more about our little family (well, mostly stories of daily life and the kids) you can find the silliness on my blog

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