BMH Executive Director Terry White (right) is in central Africa teaching young African Journalists. He sent along this update on Thursday, June 7. See his blog post of May 24, 2007 for more details about his trip.
We arrived in Bangui (Central African Republic) yesterday via a four-hour SIL flight in a five-seat plane without incident. Dr. Ngoumape picked us up at the airport, and at the Bangui guesthouse there was a welcoming pizza dinner with Heidi Sisson, Tim and Ginger Hock, Tina Walker, Janet Varner, and the four of us.
Our team has been joined by a publisher from Ivory Coast, who speaks French, so he is sharing the teaching load with me.
Today we attended the funeral of a very important pastor of a Grace Brethren church just outside Bangui. There was a great deal of pageantry, but it was a beautiful funeral and honored the Lord.
Tomorrow we’re back to seminars again–we have about 25 in our seminars. Jules and I are teaching writing, Didier is teaching illustration and scenarios, and Jean is teaching photography. I’m the only one who needs a translator, so the programming isn’t complicated.
All the missionaries here send their greetings. Tina Walker has a very big rally this weekend with all 14 of her True Love Waits clubs. Tim and Ginger Hock are leaving Sunday to go up-country for several days and ask for prayer for safety.