Last week, someone from the United Methodist conference asked us if a missionary couple could spend Monday night at our house. We knew no details. The couple turned out to be African, more specifically, from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They’ve spent more than a decade moving around Africa as directed by the UMC. They currently live in Cameroon.
At one point, they lived in Senegal, which is 95% Muslim. There, they were twice STONED for their faith!! Police intervened both times. The guy who organized the stoning is now the pastor in charge of youth in Senegal. Talk about a modern day Paul!
Even as I type this now, my mouth gapes and I have little commentary to add… American Christianity is so plush that it scares me.