By Ken Horn | October 14, 2008
I thought I'd pass this along today to give you a glimpse of Africa missions.
Out on the Bateke Plateau
By Wayne & Sylvia Turner
Sunday we drove about 2 hours out to the Bateke Plateau for a service with Pastor Kakodi. It was a very enjoyable day, though we were quite tired when we got back home.
It's really paradoxical to be sitting in a mud brick church with small tree trunks or branches as poles and trusses and used corrugated tin roofing sheets and the congregation praising the Lord. The service started with Psalm 150.
"Praise the LORD.
Praise God in his sanctuary
praise him in his might heavens
Praise him for his acts of power
praise him for his surpassing greatness
Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet
praise him with the harp and lyre
Praise him with tambourine and dancing
Praise him with the strings and flute
Praise him with the clash of cymbals
Praise him with resounding cymbals
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord."
And so they did.
Thankfully it wasn't a blazing hot day, though standing on the mud platform I could feel the heat radiating from the roof down to eye level. By the time church was finishing I could feel the heat from the roof down to my shoulders…and I was sitting down!
There were two testimonies. The man was praising the Lord for the big miracle he had experienced. His wife and given birth and both mother and child were doing well.
The choir called "A Thousand Stars", sang "We're on a big trip, but when we get to heaven the trip will be over." Their 2nd song was "It's the Lord who gives us what we have, food and water. We honor and praise the Lord who is good."
Returning to Kinshasa we had 4 passengers, 1 goat, 4 chickens, a large "stand" of cooking bananas, regular bananas, manioc, lots of avocados, sweet potatoes and tomatoes. Generosity in the midst of great poverty.
For Sunday's pictures: http://picasaweb.google.com/TurnersDRCongo
Wayne & Sylvia Turner
Assemblies of God
Tel: (243) 81-700-4220
P.O. Box 3867
Skype ID : Kayisa66