You can have your selfies with actors. I’ll take Aruna and Juliana Bangura from Sierra Leone. They were born in a country forgotten by the world, once classified by the United Nations as the second poorest in the world. As youth, they got involved in a new church being planted by Alvin Smith. The disciples fought over the candles after church to keep reading their Bibles at home (no electricity).
They distinguished themselves as uncommon followers of Christ. They planted a church in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, where they learned French. Yesterday, they were announced in Bible conference to plant a church in Marseille, France. The model of sending Third World missionaries to the First World may seem counter-intuitive, but it seems to have God’s blessing. Another Sierra Leonan is already seeing revival in Marseille from our mission, the Christian Fellowship Ministries.
So you can dote over photo with actors. I’m thrilled to have snagged a pic with someone who’s famous in Heaven.
“The model of sending Third World missionaries to the First World may seem counter-intuitive, but it seems to have God’s blessing.” This makes more sense to me than most of what we’ve done in our so-called First World in the last several decades. Perhaps the hearts of those who are pure in these developing countries can teach us a few things about being humble living sacrifices for God.
Wow! thank you for sharing!
Amen and Amen! God bless them, the ministry – and you!
What a great experience! It reminds me that Chinese churches actually send missionaries to the USA!
when and where?
I read about it a year or so ago. Plus a young lady from mu church spent a year there and heard the same thing. Sorry I don’t recall any specifics just now. I just found this article; it may help: http://www.crosswalk.com/blogs/dr-james-emery-white/missionaries-to-america.html