Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Language of Friendship

Today didn't quite go as I had hoped (work wise).  As I walked home I was a bit discouraged.  When I walked through our gate my courtyard was filled with laughter.  I love to hear laughter.  Especially the laughter of my Little Sojourners.
I followed the laughter to the back of the house to find my Little Sojourners playing with their best African friend.  The Little Sojourners don't know much of French or the local language (and the African kids where we live don't speak a lick of English), but thankfully friendship doesn't seem to be restricted to those who speak the same language.


Sometimes I get so discouraged with language learning or the progress of our work and I forget that God's plan is perfect.  I don't always know it or understand it.  It fact, I hardly ever do.  But maybe, just maybe, part of His plan in us being here is for our Little Sojourners to experience and fall in love with another culture and way of life.  Maybe it is so they can learn that skin color, culture, or even language differences don't mean that you can't cultivate meaningful friendships.  I know I am learning that daily...

What is your Tuesday Unwrapped?

*You can check out other peoples' Tuesday Unwrapped with Emily at Chatting at the Sky

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5 comments:

  1. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. I too had three girls and LOVED it! Where in Africa are you? My middle daughter and her family are planning on returning to missions work in Ghana soon.

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  2. Love the smiles on all the faces!

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  3. Beautiful pics! Stopping by from Chatting @ The Sky.

    Here's what I unwrapped this week: http://ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com/2010/07/summer-lake-days.html

    ~ Traci Michele

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  4. woo hoo I'm your first follower!

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  5. Thanks for stopping by ladies! :)

    @elizabeth, we are also in West Africa, but we live in a francophone country. We work for a believing NGO here.

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