Tuesday, September 23, 2008

9 things I learned in Congo

More later. For now, briefly.

1. The Simpsons don't lie. The toilet does flush in the opposite direction south of the equator.

2. Mistrust drains more time, more energy, and more resources than trust does.

3. The Graber family inherited its loud conversations and love for life from the Congolese.

4. The Congolese dress well.

5. I love efficiency, order, and getting things done. It's modern, it's American, and I'm okay with that.

6. I don't care who the next president will be, I'm thankful to live in the U.S.

7. Chaos is not beautiful.

8. Skol is made in Kananga, Congo.

9. There are others out there taking good into their own hands.

2 comments:

Bryan and Meggan said...

Welcome back! I'm glad the Lord answered the prayers for a safe return. I look forward to hearing more of your thoughts.

bry

BenBrandenburg said...

Amen to number 6 and 9.

No doubt Messrs Obama and McCain will keep our ordered lives running, although the latter's war with Iran may cause some minor travel irritation.

and no doubt there are others (I assume you're meaning other Christians not using "other" in the Foucault/LOST sense) who are "doing good work." Is it important to learn about this work. Should this become more of a focus in our churches--spreading the gospel of global Christianity?