So many seemingly insignificant things in life can have an eternal impact. 1 Cor. 15:58 comes to mind. Today has been a long day of ministry. After 6 hours of teaching the Men’s Bible Conference, I spent 90 minutes with the Youth for our English class. It has been a long day.
In the Conference we talked about chapters 5-7 in 1 Corinthians. We dealt much with the marriage issue. I’m so glad Dave and I talked about Polygamy and how to respond to it. I had never given it much thought, but it is an issue here in Ethiopia. I am thankful that the Lord allowed me to have a conversation about it beforehand so I could give a Biblically based answer to these men.
In our English Class we had a good talk about the pitfalls of technology and “civilization”. I can see how it has been detrimental in so many ways to us in America. Here in Ethiopia they don’t have so many things demanding their time. They are able to spend time with each other, they build such close community.
Some things are good though, I brought a can of peanuts/m&m’s to share with these young men. They had never had this before. They weren’t too sure about the colored pieces of food, but once they tried them, they were hooked. One of them said, “I have heard about chocolate before!” Maybe there are a few good things about civilization!
Here is what I saw on several morning. I guess it was their lawnmower.