Monday, January 23, 2012

A Story in Pictures

Every time I write a blog that describes both life and work in West Africa, I am very aware of how limited these descriptions are.  Words are great, but pictures can be so much more effective.  So after last week's wordy update, I decided to put together a brief slideshow of random pictures that capture some of the essence of life, work, and relationships in West Africa.  I wish I could capture the sounds, smells, and full experience, but this will have to do for now. 

The underpinning of  the work of Partners Worldwide, and the teaching of Business as Mission, comes from Colossians 3:17:  "Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him."  I hope in these pictures you get a glimpse of people doing all sorts of things with the idea that God is the Owner and they are the managers.

I also love African a-Capella gospel music and put the pictures to a song from the Soweto Gospel Choir.  I have become very accustomed to listening to gospel music in languages that I don't understand but can appreciate the worship in it.  So don't worry if you don't understand the words  - just enjoy!