Thank you for walking with me and my family as we served in Chad, Africa. You have kept up with our adventures through this, my Desert Voices blog. Thank you for allowing me to vent my frustrations, share my joys, and dream of a better future for Africa.
The journey continues
We are now based in Maine, but we haven’t finished the journey yet. With permission, we travel back and forth between continents to continue to serve in the ministry of language development.
Last year around April 29th, I went back to Chad for a month and a week. There, I got to visit the village where my camel lives, and caught up with friends. I also became arrested; long story… but it turned out fine in the end. Anyway, after finishing my visit out east, I returned to N’Djaména, ate Royal Chicken, and headed to Kenya for the first time.
One week later, two Boko Haram suicide bombers killed themselves at the Commissariat Central of N’Djaména. Their death was followed by other bombers, one at the Central Market, and others in a small village around Lake Chad.
Life has definitely changed in Chad, but our task, and our calling, has not. We have a Message of Hope, and are not afraid to tell it. More importantly, as difficult as life was for my Chadian family and friends under normal circumstances, this
terrible twist of terrorism has increased the level of anxiety and fear on the streets. For the sake of our friends we left, please keep praying for Chad, and for the end of Boko Haram in Nigeria.
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