Thank you God for our missionaries (Part 2)…

I continue to do research for my current sermon series, The Bible & The Bush, and as I do I come across amazing content that I really love to share. The video below is actually a combination of interviews and pictures some of my sister’s former co-workers from when she worked with the IMB and their “One Story” partnership. She lived in Niger, rather than Mali which is highlighted a great deal in the video, but the images portray a village very similar to the one she lived in, as well as the one that Tracy and I lived in while in Burkina Faso. The video is wonderful at revealing life in the West African bush. The references to malaria and “toe” still bring back bad, bad memories for me. 🙂 I hope the video is enlightening and encouraging to you.

Micah is a husband to Tracy & a daddy to Grace, Kessed & Haddon. He’s Senior Pastor at Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. Most of all, he’s a debtor to grace.

2 thoughts on “Thank you God for our missionaries (Part 2)…

  1. God help me if we ever do a mission trip there as it would be WAY out of the comfort zone. I was thinking we had roughed it in the countries we’ve been to like Nicaragua, Brzil, Mexico, and Dominican Republic. Lord knows I am willing anyways. (Just a little freaked out by the bugs)

  2. This is such an accurate portrayal of life in West Africa…you might look at the video and think “there’s no way I could do that” but trust me, I am a prissy girl who hates dirt and loves pink…I thought God was crazy when He told me to go there but He gave me such a love for the people that the dirt and the bugs and the termites falling on your head throughout the night were just not that important anymore. If God tells you to go, make sure you listen and obey or you will miss one of the biggest blessings of your life.
    Along with this, please pray for Tara, Seng, Toby and Bradley. They are the four I went over with and they all leave Niger on February 29th. Pray for them as they finish final recordings of Bible stories and say goodbye…these goodbyes will be some of the hardest they will ever experience because they may never see the people again.

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