Time and date Lagos, Nigeria

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Community Outreach

Since it is summer at West Africa Theological Seminary, there are not as many students here as normal. It's been good in my opinion because we have been able to form a better bond and spend more time getting to know the ones who are here. During the normal school year when there are more students, community outreach is tripled compared to now. But, last night we had the opportunity to go out with some if them. We took the seminary bus about an hour away to a more populous Muslim area. The side of the bus has a movie screen that is hoisted up in the air and we projected a movie about the life of Jesus (which was in their tribal language-Yoruba)in partnership with one of the local churches. They provided a few words and prayed with anyone who wanted to. Then, they invited everyone to their church on Sunday. There must have been over 200 people who came out of their houses, businesses or stopped while driving by. It was very neat. Apparently they always partner with a church that is within walking distance from the community they are showing the movie in. Was an educational experience for us, illustrating that we need to do more community outreach and stop being ashamed of our faith for fear of mockery. In the US it seems it is more important to be PC than to actually admit you have a faith. We have been told by the founder of the seminary that while the number of Christians in the US is rapidly declining, the number of African Christians is growing by leaps and bounds.

We have had an exciting last day. I will have to write later.

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