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  • Missionary kids experience a 3rd-culture world

    by Elaine Gaston, posted Tuesday, January 27, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (BP) -- Mike McAfee took his daughter Karis to work with him on a Tuesday morning in the Ivory Coast capital of Abidjan.

    His work that day happened to be visiting a Muslim friend, Seidou, to talk more about Jesus. Karis, 11 at the time, was going to play with Seidou's niece Sadia. Her hopes were dashed, however, when they arrived and Sadia wasn't there. Her uncle told Karis that she was now an apprentice in a tailor's shop. Read More

  • Ivorian worldview meshes culture, traditional tribal religions

    by Elaine Gaston, posted Friday, January 16, 2015 (4 years ago)

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    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (BP) -- International Mission Board missionary Heather McAfee told a story about a woman who came to her for prayer. The woman was worried about a snake in her house. McAfee asked if the snake was poisonous. "No," the woman answered. McAfee asked if it was still in the house. "No," the woman repeated. McAfee didn't understand exactly what the problem was until later when an Ivorian friend explained that a snake in the house represents "serious evil." The woman feared someone had cursed her. Read More

  • WEEK OF PRAYER: Layman embraces African city's challenge

    by Elaine Gaston, posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (4 years ago)

    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (BP) -- Dinner was a far cry from a Baptist church supper.

    On this night, six members from Valley Baptist Church in Searcy, Ark., squeezed into a modest home in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, of a Muslim family breaking their Ramadan fast. Read More