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April 13, 2016

The oscillating fan wobbled left-to-right 24/7 on high speed. 105-degree indoor temperature had us walking around with damp cloths around our necks and sleeping under wet towels as close to the fan as we dared. Pajamas slipped on after a cold shower felt like they had just come out of the dryer. Hot season had arrived in sub-Saharan Cameroon offering us daily, moist proof of God’s effective design of sweat glands to cool off the body.

While nighttime gave us some relief from the heat, daily visits to friends in the hospital and windowless mud huts in the village were challenging since this modest culture required more, not fewer layers of clothing. But visits were also unifying as fair and dark-skinned alike pressed through the inescapable heat. I remember laughing at myself and feeling quite the wimp watching my African friends navigate the heat waves with grace, without ice water, artfully turning any loose, flowing part of their clothing into fans.

Be An Anchor — Become A Donor

Often, in the evening, I would retreat to my desk and see an e-mail from the home office in that “other world” with a cheery greeting and a request for how we were faring, and how others could pray for us. At times, staff would send news of home and what the Board of Directors were currently dealing with. Other e-mails asked for information they needed to serve us better so far away. These e-mails were sweet reminders that we were not alone, we were not forgotten, and Jesus is worth every bit of discomfort. They had our back and were there for us. Now back in the U.S., Danny and I have the privilege of doing for our field team members what others did for us when we were on the field.

"These e-mails were sweet reminders that we were not alone, we were not forgotten, and Jesus is worth every bit of discomfort... Now back in the U.S., Danny and I have the privilege of doing for our field team members what others did for us when we were on the field."

Become a 50/50 donor and join us in being that anchor back home for our field team on the front lines -- until all have heard!

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Frances Kennison, MCWA Ministry Associate

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