This past Sunday we were invited to a pastor friend’s baby naming ceremony. He asked me to preach and then announce the name. The child’s name was to be Beatrice Moyoom. Moyoom means “unity” in Bimoba, their ethnic group. Being Bimoba, their worship service was a bit different from our typical Mamprusi ones. For one, […]
Sala’s Twins’ Suna
Our good friend, Sala, told me she was pregnant last spring. As her belly grew and grew and grew, I asked her when she was due. She didn’t know, but instead passed me her prenatal card to look for myself. To my surprise, a doctor had noted from an ultrasound: “Impression – twin gestation.” When I asked her […]
Mampruli Proverb God’s Word #2867
God’s Word is greater than man.
My First Corn Crop
This farming season I was able to help a friend with all the stages of the farming process. We sowed the corn, weeded (several times) and finally harvested. All the steps involve multiple members of the family and sometimes even extended family. The sowing is definitely the easiest part and the weeding is by far […]
2015 Nalerigu Fire Festival (Bugum Kyuu)
The Fire Festival is not only one of our favorites in Nalerigu, but it also serves as our one-year marker. Hard to believe that we arrived in Nalerigu just before last year’s Fire Festival. Once again we were able to use the festival’s legendary backstory as an opportunity to share Christ’s words about the lost […]
Mampruli Proverb Good Name
“A (good) name is better than food.”
Dɔ n-dari ka vi.
There’s no shame on birthing day. – Mamprusi Proverb
Mampruli Proverb Health
Health owns laughter.
Bugum Kyuu (Fire Festival)
This past week Mamprugu celebrated the Bugum Kyuu (Fire Festival). This annual event has a long (and controversial) history in the region. Each year the people come out at night with bundled straw torches which they light and run around town with. All the men who own guns come out and shoot their guns in to […]