Monday, September 26, 2016

Evangelism in 3-D

Ben-Hur CrowdBen-Hur is currently playing at the movie theater in Bamako. We made special arrangements for an English showing for our Go Global English students last night. We had over 30 people attend. As an added bonus, the movie was in 3D. Bamako has the only movie theater in West Africa capable of showing 3D films.

Ben-Hur DiscussionAfter the movie, we returned to Go Global for a light meal and discussion about the movie. The discussions centered on Judah Ben-Hur's change from a life of revenge to a life for forgiveness. Our students were intrigued by this along with Jesus' words, actions, and ultimate sacrifice in the movie. It opened up some powerful conversations about redemption and forgiveness in Christ

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Meet Me In The Stairwell

Today at church, John shared a message about the anniversary of September 11, 2001. We had just arrived in Mali a few weeks before this day changed the world. Because we were overseas, we didn't experience it the same way most of our American compatriots did. We did not endure continual media coverage nor were we surrounded by our grieving fellow citizens. We also did not experience the surge in patriotism that followed. In some ways, we feel a bit left out of the experience. But we do want to honor and remember those who did.

John used this video as the cornerstone of his message in church today. We know many have heard or seen it before, but we ask you to watch/listen to it again. May it give you a new perspective on your life and your future. May it provide a fresh look at the sanctity of your life and the purpose you were created for.