Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Chadian friends

Despite the fact that I'm white and don't speak much Arabic, I'm happy to say that God has been generous enough to give me friends here in Chad. Almost everyday someone will stop by and say hi. There are times when visits are longer and I bring out books or art supplies to entertain ourselves. I normally learn new Arabic words in exchange for teaching my friends English words.

It's true that my friends here will never compare to some of my friends at home (you all are the best). The language, cultural and religious differences can easily create barriers between my friends here in Chad but I've been blessed to have girls that don't make fun of me much (or if they do, I don't understand what they're saying anyway) and who are quick to forget my mistakes or just laugh along with me.

Pray that I would somehow be able to show Jesus to these young ladies. It's humbling to know that without the Spirit I can't bring anyone to Christ.

"Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all we could ask or think, according to the Power at work within us, to Him be the glory in the Church and in Jesus Christ throughout all generations, forever and ever." Ephesians 3:20-21


  1. The people over there sound so sweet, Kendra! I've really enjoyed hearing about your stay in Chad. The time has gone by so fast, and I can't believe you'll be coming back home in just a few weeks! What an awesome opportunity you've had to be a blessing and testimony for the Lord!


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