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Thursday, November 9, 2006

Davis Missionary Journey: Identification

Identification is always an important missionary exercise. It is the bonding with a new way of life and the demonstrating of an appreciation for the host culture by doing things their way. As we have relocated to our bush site in the Mumena Chieftaincy, this process has begun in earnest. Some are more adept at it than others. Missionary children are especially good at it. Of course our primary example is our Savior:

"Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross."
Philippians 2:5-8 KJV

Trying to identify,

Brian, Sondra, Noah, and Bryson

Pictured below: Noah identifying with the local cuisine (corn mush with dried fish) in the local manner of eating (with his right hand) at the local restaurant (a mango tree).


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