A busy day of rest in Douala
Trip Start Mar 24, 2010
13Trip End Apr 12, 2010
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We had an hour for a lunch prepared by our church ladies: chicken, macabo (a tuberous root something like a cross between yam and a potato only harder, fried plantain (a variety of non-sweet banana), and a sauce of stewed vegetables.
During services, I gave a sermon on the faithfulness of God. After services I set up my laptop and mini-projector and gave a ninety-minute presentation using PowerPoint, on a chronological geographic study of the lands of the Bible. It was much appreciated and there were many good questions about the location of this or that place mentioned in the Bible, and about the modern names of ancient places. They were particularly interested to see the outlines of the 1948 borders of Israel and West Bank and the nations round about. This kind of background is hard for them to get even if they want to. They don’t have access to a lending library nor can they afford Bible helps that would allow them to sort through such questions. We have a concordance and a few other books in a church library that they can consult, but they simply don’t have access to anywhere near what we take for granted in the west.
Mr. Mabout drove me back to the hotel. I’m pretty tired this evening. I talked about six hours today in very humid heat. I’m sure I’ll sleep well tonight. The conference will start again at 9:00 tomorrow morning (Easter Sunday) if all goes as planned.