(Highlights Of The Past Year series)
On top of our refrigerator is a spiral notebook. It houses a treasure of “kid-isms”, humorous things the kids have said, like several years ago when our three kids were probably five and three years old and a glass of milk spilled and my wife said, “Quick, use your hands and dam it up,” and the kids started chanting “Dam it! Dam it! Dam it!…” in front of our dinner guests. We died laughing and couldn’t get the kids to stop chanting.
Most of the things in the notebook have one phrase that makes us all start laughing whenever it’s said, but there’s of course a longer story behind each one-liner that adds more details.
Well, the other day I got a short one-liner email from one of the men that I met six weeks ago in Congo. “Thanks pastor!we are good all of us!and we try to telle the stories fom bible and we got some one!” I told the family and we all started saying “We GOT one!” like it was a huge fish we’d hooked. But none of us knew the story. So I asked my friend what happened. In his own words…
Hello my pastor!!!
it has been longtime!look then how i was intruduis that peoples about the story from Gad’s word ;
one day; i was from the auditoruium;i met three womens on the road bearing vegetables to sell to the market; and then i greeted them and asked them if i could them to carry what they had. when we arrived to the market i aske them to duscuss abit about God’s word;so i started telling them about one story from bible in matthew 9:27-30
He continues telling me about their conversation over this short four verse story. He finishes with this…
i asked if they ready to receive Jesus in their life. we are two of them said.we prayed.
then they recommended me to pass the market oftenly for teaching them Gad’s word together with their friends.
this is the story my pastor!i don’t know if have get my point,because i don’t know english only swahili.
Every good one-liner has a story behind it.