Here are a few interesting things we have learned and seen living on the mission field in a different country
- The only thing (besides God) that is consistent here is change
- Being a foreigner/white/or a Gringo will cost me more
- When shopping in the market you want to buy from someone with just weights…
- It is my responsibility to keep myself safe. No one will do that for me
- The ladies running the Pharmacies are not pharmacists
- You buy molasses in the animal feed store
- You buy baking soda in the pharmacy
- All drunks can speak English
- Not all poor people are sad
- When a driver puts his turn signal on it could mean many things. The least being that he is turning.
- If you are buying something, always have the correct change. Because chances are the merchant will not.
- In a store if there are a few items that are all the same, and you want to buy them all. Chances are they will not sell you all of them. Because then they would not have any left.
- The culture often affects a Christians beliefs more than the Bible does.
- The boogie man = white people
- Poverty has many different faces
- You may think you are patient, until you live in a foreign country
- Most stop signs are optional
- You can go the wrong way on a one-way road if you turn on your hazard lights or you are the one going the wrong way…
- Witch doctors are real and active
- That a red string on a baby’s wrist will keep the evil eye from making the baby sick
- The U.S. consists of Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and Disney World
- When selecting your outfit for the day…just remember…Color matches…
- The devil is real…we overcome him by the Blood of Jesus, the word of our testimony, and by not loving our lives even unto the death…
- Missionary life is not “glamorous” or “easy” but the hardest most fulfilling thing I have done in my life
Philippians 4:11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.
1 Timothy 6:6 Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment.
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