My First Trip to Africa
Wednesday night I arrived back in Waco after 12 days overseas, which included two 30-hour plane trips. I wrote the material below last week, while in Guinea, West Africa.
As I write this, I am sitting in the office of friends in Conakry, Guinea. This office is surrounded by other homes, as well as a night club that plays very loud music until late each evening. Below are two pictures from my trip.
Why am I in Africa? The answer to that dates back to the 1950's, when as a 6 year old, I gave 6 silver dollars to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, to be used by Southern Baptists for foreign mission work. Since that time, 2 of my key interests have been money/investments and spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ.
For those of you who would like to learn more about my trip, please respond to this email, and I will put you on a separate email list. I have many pictures, stories and videos taken of and with the fascinating people and places I saw.
For those who express an interest, I will share what I have learned about 2 kinds of opportunities in Guinea: there are opportunities to invest in the Kingdom of God and there are also financial opportunities. And especially for those of you in and around Central Texas, if you would like me to speak for your church or service organization, I would love to do a "show and tell" for you with some of the facts and items that I brought back.
If there is someone reading this who would like to become more involved in future business ventures, many of which are specifically designed to generate both profit and funds for mission work, please let me know. As of now, we need people with interests in food (farming, gardening, etc.), in conducting basketball clinics, and in helping to fund micro-business loans ($500 to $10,000).
In Guinea we were blessed to attend 3 Sunday worship services at 2 different churches, and we heard sermons in at least 3 languages! During our visit, we also met a number of government officials, several pastors, and a number of embassy personnel. Guinea is a land of many contrasts: a land of huge potential, both financially and spiritually. I look forward to sharing more with you about this country and her people.