My small group leader, Karen Ransone added momentum with her July 2, 2019 entry in my journal. She prayed for God to give her scriptures for me and they are:
Change: “See, I am doing a new thing.” Isaiah 43:19
Transform: “Do not conform any longer to the patterns of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is. His good, pleasing, and perfect will.” Romans 12:2
Adaptability: “For though I am free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain more.” I Corinthians 9:19
From the anointed Camille Bishop, it all came full circle with her World View presentations.
“One of the biggest problems in the world today is that Christians believe they cannot CHANGE.”
“We never CHANGE in isolation. We need each other.”
“Christian life is about CHANGING from the inside out.”
It initially saddened me that I would not be traveling to Dakar with my team for their two-week field practice, but God is resourceful.
He is using my writing gift stateside to illuminate SENEGAL and her culture just from a different location. Change advances God’s purpose, so Journalist Penny will travel to Washington, D.C. next week to write a feature on the following Smithsonian National Museum of African Art exhibit and then fly from Dallas to Madrid to Las Palmas, Spain on July 26th to meet Mercy Ships. From there, we all sail to Africa together.
The Wolof concept called “Sanse” is the basis of the groundbreaking exhibit. It means “Dressing up, looking and feeling good.”