Nigeria Oct19 part 2
Technically I’m sitting at the airport and we board plane in an hour and half. However, I finally have Internet to post yesterday’s blog. We are in a lounge watching Aljezeera TV and they are showing the actual video of qaddafi’s body. Nasty.
Here is what happened yesterday…
The hotel where we stayed last night tried hard to please us, but struggled. The chef was so nice. He used to live in Canada so he was familiar to our way or standard. We would talk to the waiter and he or she would fail to get anything done. We couldn’t figure out if they simply didn’t know what a waiter was supposed to do or they were nervous or what. We started laughing about it. That was the best solution. If we ordered eggs, they would disappear and never come back. After about thirty minutes we would ask about the food and they would say something like, oh you wanted it now? They would bring out cold eggs. Strange. This morning the waiter said he makes $65 a month. I told him he could make $1500 a month. That got him fired up! Said he wanted to come back with us.
We went to our final village worship service and saw the coolest instruments. We later went to a market and purchased some. At the service, I gave the pastor one of the suits I had brought. We told the presbyter that we were going to buy him a motorcycle so that he could travel from village to village. That was a huge miracle. Just the fact that white people came to their church will give them a “blessing” that will last for a long time. The pastor said that the village will consider them blessed and it will cause them success. I assume this means growth.
Every village we go to speaks a different languages that even Pastor Ani does not speak. Some of their teens are learning English. After church today we went to the pastor’s house and he climbed a tree to get us fresh coconuts. He climbed it like a monkey. It must have been 30+ feet tall, straight up with no branches. Mark Dean gave the pastor his shirt. I have been so blessed with my father and Mark’s participation in ministry it has helped since I have spoken 11 times in the last 8 days.
Tomorrow, we will fly back to Lagos and then board our flight for US at 5pm TX time. Looking forward to that!!