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... oversight. That’s not really fair to the man, or those he serves. It’s the easy way for those in the States – no uncomfortable trips to Africa – but it doesn’t really serve the members very well, and sometimes it does a great deal of harm.
Some church groups in the States make a big deal of how they have so many members in country X, but no one from the States has ever even been to the country, and they don’t really know ...
... the left. Part of the price of corruption.
The departure lounge was a pleasant surprise; it was actually air-conditioned to western standards. In Douala these departure lounges have been saunas for as long as I’ve known them. Some things may be changing!
The incoming flight arrived on time, after a quick clean of the aircraft we were allowed to board and we took off a few minutes early. It was 90 minute flight to Lomé. As we disembarked I followed ...
... fine with this hitch in our plans. I was even glad that I was going to get a chance to see the famous Memling. When we got to the hotel, it didn't look auspicious out front. However, Mr. Meeker tells me that it is built like a fortress for the security of the guests. Walking in the door, it was clear that this hotel is not a dive. I was impressed with the receptionist's English. He said our names when he gave us our keys, and it's the first time on this trip ...
... Matthew 6:6 “But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place…”), I told them that when people ask me where I pray, I tell them “in my room” after which I always receive shocked expressions. The congregation found this very funny, and there was quite a bit of laughter. It’s not easy to get African congregations to laugh; they’re not used to that, and it ...
... a threshold into the departure lounge. We’re not done. Two more agents are going to wand us and go through our bags. I must turn on each camera in my bag (there are three) and show the agent that the screens work. While my bag is open, Daniel spots my watch. It had slipped between two liners in the bag. At least there’s that!
Now we must again empty our pockets so we can be wanded, front and back. Daniel has his bottle of cashew nuts confiscated. ...