Baptists, please give to the Lottie Moon Mission Offering. At Gentilly Baptist Church in New Orleans, after a little magic, I made the announcement just like in box #3. Pastor Dan corrected me saying, “missions not magicians.”
Helen McNeely hosted a weekly television program in Mongolia 1993-4. I entertained with magic for one program in January 1994. I practiced the magic routines in Mongolian, but on the day of the filming, the co-host started asking questions about the magic as it took place which threw me off. So we filmed the show in English and dubbed it into Mongolian which made me to appear to speak fluent Mongolian!
Baptists or non-Baptists, if you want to donate to the Hurricane Harvey recovery: NAMB, North American Mission Board at namb.net/send-relief/disaster-relief is a good place.
Chapter Thirty is called Football is Football. A preacher not speaking the local language wanted to compare soccer to football. So the word soccer was translated as football, then football was translated football which left the interpreter confused. How do you compare football to football? I enjoy both football and football. Notice the eye brows; I am not in this cartoon.
This is a reminder to pray daily for England.
Cindy and I were in a neighborhood going door to door witnessing for our church. While the person in box three did not say, “You Baptists from Mars who may or may not speak in tongues”, he did slam the door. Ten years later we went door to door in the same city and saw several people accept Jesus. Matt 28:19-20.
The owner of this restaurant heard tourists like beef and cheese burgers, so he prepared both. I did not get the concept over that a cheese burger has both . He also cooked the American favorite: hot dogs cooked in peanut butter. Pray for missionaries as they minister in different cultures.
When you lived three days out from Nairobi or Dar es Salam, you better know two things about a car: #1 change a tire and #2 put gas/diesel in the back port. I skipped the filling station in Mwanza (see map) and thought I had enough diesel to get to Shinyanga.
Standing by the car looking around, off in the distance we see dust, the sign of a vehicle. Then as it got closer, I saw it was red, then saw it was a Coca Cola truck. Coca Cola trucks use diesel. The two Coca Cola men spoke Swahili which was a blessing since that was one of the two languages that I spoke at the time. Eight liters got us to Shinyanga. When you lived three days out, you needed all the help you could get.
While the cause of my hair turning gray may have been caused by getting older, it was dark when we went to Mongolia (1993) and getting gray when we left (1996). Once our family ventured out at -40 F. My daughter Mandi took a picture of the hole in the ice that I fell through on the Tuul River outside of Ulaanbataar. Cold weather builds character (I am told).
Most of the countries where missionaries live, have escape plans in case of war, but for Mongolia, we had an escape plan in case the heat went off. Pray for missionaries as they may endure hardships.
The seven Brunsons traveled by train from Ulaanbataar to Erdenet, Mongolia to visit our friends, Louise and Brian Hogan. Brian and I went to the outdoor market to buy beef for the Navaho tacos the women were preparing. We read the sign, so we knew what we were buying. We thought, they will never know. Box number 3 is just made to be funny; all enjoyed the horse meat tacos! A few years later in the USA, we may have served our church a thank you taco dinner using “the meat with a kick”.
I drew box #2 over and over again. I practiced drawing women’s faces over and over, but I have not arrived. The first hundred drawings looked like men with long hair. 4/10/17 I drew two women from the back. Make it a taco day!
During our travels in Kenya and Tanzania we saw several lions, always snoozing in the warm African sun. Chapter 79 of Baptist Speaks in Tongues or doesn’t ends with the word Wimoweh. The word comes from the song The Lion Sleeps Tonight reminding me of our stay in Africa. Cindy and I are celebrating our 41st anniversary this weekend.
Swahili is a phonetic language like Spanish. In both of these languages I sang the songs correctly without always knowing the meaning of the words. I have sung in many languages out of tune. What would you do if I sang out of tune?
Like the lion, the zebra was one of my favorite African meats. Wimoweh.