An animal that has no tail, God wipes its bottom. (i.e. “God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb.”)
Nira m boori yɛli, yɛli bu boori nira.
Man looks for trouble, trouble doesn’t look for man. – Mamprusi Proverb
House Church in Niger
I shared a few weeks about attending a new church plant in a town near us. That church was planted by Nalerigu’s large First Baptist Church and has a handful of believers attending in a school room on a regular basis. In other parts of the world, there is no established church to plant a […]
A Traditional Bimoba Wedding
Many Christian couples in northern Ghana do a traditional wedding before they have a church wedding. For most people it’s a decision based on finances. Church weddings are expensive – they buy Western clothes (suit, white gown), they hire musicians, hundreds of people attend expecting to be fed, a fancy cake is made, vehicles are […]
Mampruli Proverb Tree
You don’t perch on a tree while cutting its branches.
Age in Northern Ghana
Ask any adult in our region how old they are and you are likely to get a vague answer. Most folks over 40 don’t know their precise age. It wasn’t until the 80s that many people began getting government issued birth certificates and IDs.
Nalerigu’s 2nd Damba Festival in 2015
This year’s Damba Festival was unique in that it was observed twice in the same year due to the way the lunar calendar lined up with the standard calendar year.
Tea with Tuaregs
Several of our assignments in Niger has been to interview people in the community about their cultural practices and beliefs. It isn’t always easy broaching sensitive topics such as death and funerals but it is important for us to learn about how those subjects are perceived here. My colleague Chris and I found a Tuareg family living as squatters […]
Mampruli Proverb Gratitude
Adding is being thanked.