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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Davis Missionary Journey: Swaggart, Nelson, & Iglesias

Travel in Africa can be quite the faith challenge. Christianity is often used as a superstitious veneer to ward off evil much in the vein of traditional religion. As I traveled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to encourage some of our young churches there, my bus rolled out of Solwezi, Zambia at 6 a.m. to the deafening honky-tonk beat of Jimmy Swaggart's "Holy Spirit Dancing Feet" while one of the bus workers preached a lesson and prayed violently for our safe travels.

With no suspicion of spiritual incongruity, our bus driver then took us to the sublime heights of Willie Nelson & Julio Iglesias singing "All the Girls I've Loved Before". Our musical rapture then degenerated into some rap lyrics that shouldn't be repeated this side of Gahenna. Had I been an ungrounded searcher for truth, I would have given serious consideration to Islam at this point.

"And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus"
Colossians 3:17 KJV

As another bus I took broke down for several hours and a third was run off of the road into the bush, I was moved to tearful thankfulness for the Christians, churches, and foundations who sacrifice to supply missionaries with vehicles (and cd players)!

God Bless You,
Brian, Sondra, Noah, and Bryson

Pictured below: Sunrise departure from Solwezi

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