Sunday, November 26, 2006

It’s Sunday morning and the faithful have gathered. The wind is blowing outside and it’s going to bring rain. But right now enough sun is coming through the stained glass at Hometown Friends Church that the usher in the balcony is pulling the shades. This helps the pictures on the screen. Missionaries from Rwanda are talking about sharing the fullness of Christ. The couple speaking have four children. She is bright, articulate, and very active in improving life for the people they serve. It’s not all about saving souls in Rwanda. AIDS and poverty are bad enough that their work includes saving lives. Teaching people to grow maringa trees is one of the ways they are sharing the fullness of Christ in Rwanda. And it helps us in the United States to think more creatively and hopefully about dealing with the global problem of poverty and hunger.


Blogger Robin M. said...

Is he also a father of four? I always wonder when a man is described by his profession and a woman by her parenthood.

7:16 PM  
Blogger Dan McCracken said...

Thanks, Robin, for your observation, concern, and comment. I've edited the posting to correct the unintended implication.

4:24 PM  

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