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Published on April 26th, 2008 | by tdnimz7S


Typhoid and razor wire

Agnes has typhoid. It is a killer, and takes a long, long time to cure. The problem is that Agnes is our Manager’s wife. We work with her 6 days a week. Although we were able to get a prescription to treat her, she is weak and achy. A big part of our ministry is to the team of 10 families that looks after the mission station at Goibei. We care deeply for them. But sickness is a genuine danger in Africa.

We have been back for 4 days, and have spoken three times at a youth camp of 250. This evening another group arrives for a retreat, and Marge is busy making sure the meals are ready. It is very fulfilling at Goibei, and we are excited about the opportunities to come.

But living here reminds me of a bird I saw recently. It was beautiful. It had a magnificent little sound to it. It loved to sit and share its music with us. But there was a problem. It was seated on razor wire, a deterrent to robbers. Being here is like that. We try to make beautiful music to cheer others, but we keep in mind that during the music, our perch is full of risk – sickness or robbers. Thank you for thinking of us.

Ken & Marge MacGowan

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