|The Christian Reformed Church of East Africa near Kitale|
Recently I experienced such a set of contrasts but in two churches in Kenya.
One week I'm preaching in a church of about 100 people, including children. It is a mud church, on someone's personal property. It is in a rural area, surrounded by maize fields and cows pass by the windows regularly. The service starts at 10 am and finishes around 1 pm. The people all hang around after the service and share a meal together.
|David Masai, a pastor of the CRCEA, also a trainer for CbBaM|
|AIC Fellowship Church in Eldoret|
- In Cairo, Egypt, an average family spends $78/week on food.
- In Ecuador, $32/week
- In North Carolina, USA, $342/week
- In China, $65/week
- In Mexico, $189/week
- In Mali, $30/week
|Food for one week for a family in Ecuador|
- In Kuwait, $252/week
- In Japan, $361/week
- In Italy, $295/week
- In India, $45/week
- In Germany, $568/week
- In Cuba, $64/week
- In Canada, $392/week
- In Sarajevo, $90/week
- In Australia, $428/week
|Food for one week for a family in the US|
Lands of contrasts. These are just two very small contrasts of course. One could list thousands and thousands. But it can feel overwhelming when changing between cultures. I continue to get flashes and waves of the contrasts from day to day, and often find it difficult to articulate.
I will be dropping the blog to every other week for a period of time, especially while so much of my time is being consumed by writing the Discipling Marketplace Leaders book and manual. I continue to appreciate your prayers for this process!
|I could see these two children from my seat in the rural church. They studied the back of my car for such a long time, pointing things out to each other. It was very cute.|