French Words of the Day: fils and fille (pronounced a little like “fees” and “fee-ya”); these are the words for son and daughter in French. Thus, I have “trois filles”; and Jesus is “le fils unique de Dieu,” or “the only Son of God.”
Face of the Day: Samuel Egbe, pastor of Mamfe UMC: Pastor Egbe is young and energetic, though sometimes his dreams run a bit faster and broader than the realities! Nonetheless, he named his last son after me, so I can give him the benefit of the doubt, right? …. His church in Mamfe includes a number of AIDS orphans, and he is looking for ways to support them as a congregation. He also oversees several prayer cell groups in surrounding villages.
Mission Challenge of the Day: AIDS remains a challenge here, even if the numbers in Cameroon may not be as desperate as other parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Later this week, the Mission will send out its HIV/AIDS Awareness team on a weeklong trip to the Southwest Province. As a measure of support, you can do two things: one, pray for their trip, of course; and two, put on one of those little red ribbons. It's not about being politically correct or making a political statement; it's about staying spiritually and emotionally aware of the greatest epidemic of our time.