Everything will change. A Ministry of WorldVenture.
I am still healthy and enjoying life. French is still another language, but you begin to not notice your ineptitude when you find mutual understanding (particularly in jokes). Life still progresses for God’s glory and He still helps us grow in knowledge of and fellowship with Him. On with some stories.
It started to rain hard one day two weeks ago and Chazz, caught up in the excitement of the moment, ran out of our courtyard with his rain jacket on. He came back…Continue
Hello Everyone! Thanks for supporting me on this crazy journey of mine.
So lately God has been teaching me a lot. It's been really humbling for me to realize that me worth is not in what I do but it's who I am. I remember thinking that I came to Africa to serve for a year! In my mind serve meant work, working I…Continue
Added by Holly Ann Ackerman on March 26, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments
Unlike Julie Andrew’s suggestion of starting at the very beginning, I’m going to start towards the most recent event, when CJ’s mom saw her bringing stools over to the buckets we were doing our unmentionables in. She asked “What are you doing?” CJ replied, “We are going to do our wash.” With a huge smile and on the verge of a laugh, “And then sit down?” I am laughing out loud even as I write it down; Ivoirians bend over to do their laundry in a bucket, like one of those hardware tools to…Continue
Added by Rebekah Bray on March 21, 2011 at 3:44pm — No Comments
Recently, we received an email from Peggy Wolfe, the mother of one of our journeyers, Chazz Wolfe. Her email was very encouraging. We wanted to share this with all of you, please keep praying for the political situation in Cote d’Ivoire!! Thanks again Wolfe Family for the great compliment!
We have been so impressed with the entire Journey Corps Africa program. We get timely communications from the head office when appropriate, and…
Added by Journey Corps on March 18, 2011 at 11:55am — No Comments
This is an email that was just sent to us by WorldVenture's Africa Director. It is so Good to hear God's faithfulness...
Journey Corps West Africa is exceeding expectations in spite of significant political instability.
After an initial three month…Continue
Added by Journey Corps on March 16, 2011 at 2:43pm — No Comments
Well, I finally was able to spend some time in family’s homes in Korhogo with the Journeyers. The fear, excitement, anxiety, and hope all climaxed on the ride up as I was thinking about things I should and should not have packed. When I was finally dropped off at CJ’s, though, I relaxed and settled into the rhythm of life there.
Although CJ’s courtyard is Senefo speaking, I think it was the best for me to start off in as her conservative family is modern. There is a girl’s house…
Life is tenuous here ... thanks for your packages ... I don't need any more chocolate, coffee, or anything! You people are amazing!
I would love to talk with you more, but I gotta run back to my Senefo home I'm staying in this week. More to come ...
Added by Rebekah Bray on March 14, 2011 at 10:51am — No Comments
It is difficult to reconcile the impracticality and hassle of having a computer at home with my desire to facilitate a living partnership with those praying and supporting me at home, particularly after reading the bio of James Fraser. I do not know the frequency with which I will continue updating this site for it takes me longer that most to compile thoughts, but I will not give up because I need people willing to pray for me now more than when internet was only a temperamental luxury and…Continue
Added by Devin Weaver on March 13, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
SUNDAY: Even though I just wrote about some interesting things in my day yesterday, I need to write down some more things about today! My lovely moto-taxi man, Issa, came and got me for church right on schedule, and we went yet another way between Belleveille and Kennedy. Church was good as always, and it was nice to see my acquaintances there that I had missed last week when I was in Ferke. We had two interesting visitors with us; one a Christian who lead us in a song, “Bless me, Bless me…Continue
Added by Rebekah Bray on March 7, 2011 at 2:14am — No Comments
Just a snapshot in the life of …
I woke up this morning to another cool, humid morning that promised a hot, humid day because it rained just before sunrise. Since the Korhogo crew was to leave a little after 7a, I got myself presentable and went over to Rod’s to see them off after which I went back home, took a hot shower, had some breakfast, and (thanks to Angelika leaving me her internet stick) I started my online morning. It’s amazing when you don’t have email access all day long…Continue
Added by Rebekah Bray on March 6, 2011 at 12:58am — No Comments
5 March 2011
Dear Friends and Family,
Ça chauffe (it’s getting hot) - the political situation and the temperature! We are safe and keeping our ears and eyes open as rumors about the future become realities – no electricity, no cash, no texting, little internet, little gas and diesel –, though we trust that God’s hand is already working.
A few highlights from this month …
Added by Rebekah Bray on March 5, 2011 at 3:16am — No Comments
In light of the recent reports coming out of Côte d'Ivoire, we wanted to update everyone. We are continuing to monitor the situation and we are in frequent communication with our missionaries on the ground. Their input combined with the international reports give us a good picture of what is going on there. The Africa Director is in the neighboring country right now and is planning on visiting our team in two weeks. The following email was sent by our Journey Corps West Africa (JCWA)…Continue
Over the past months Mimi and I have added speaking in churches to our travel schedule of relationship building on campuses. The result has been putting in a number of seven day weeks. BUT...we are learning a lot that we had "forgotten".
There are two categories of "forgotten". We haven't forgotten what it's like to trust in God in an academic sense. We've been preaching that to new missionary candidates for over a decade. What we had "forgotten" is what it is to trust…Continue
Added by Rebekah Bray on March 1, 2011 at 4:02am — No Comments