Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Life together...and LSU!

One of the things that really struck me in Africa is the way they do life together! I spent a Sunday at an African church with a service much like we have here in America...the difference was that when the service ended everyone didn't just rush to get their own family and get back to life as usual! No those precious African believers know the value of good company, they understand that as iron sharpens iron so one man sharpens another. So instead of rushing off we fellowshipped, we played games, we broke bread ( or beans;) together, we even danced together...it was a wonderful day just loving one another.

But it didn't end there! In Africa they continually do life together. They raise their children together, and work together, they eat meals together, and pray together. I miss that about Africa long for America to be more like it!

Our church family is really starting to get a hold of the idea as well! So last night we decided to do life together over some LSU football! The house was crowded and crazy and I am pretty sure every toy we own was out but I loved just sitting back and taking it in...watching a group of people become a family, watching new friendships form and encouragement happen! I loved watching our kids have a blast together and the sweet babies of the group just beginning to walk! We need to do more of this living together and sharpening one another!

Here are some pictures of our fun and festive night...

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