It is official people. I will be leaving you for a while, possibly a long time.
My friend Jacques Beit of the Van Dingnimmo foundation called me last night, and told me that they wanted to offer me a position on their ministry team. Full time preparation of teaching material and Christian manuals, and an opportunity to advance the Kingdom of God.
The position is in a foreign country. A very foreign one.
There is a small French/Arab protectorate in West Africa called Fein D' ingni Mo, and their leader Shah Kebat has recently given permission for "Western Missionaries" to come into their country. The Van Dingnimmo foundation has been trying to get literature into the country for a long time, and now they think if they can set up a publishing house locally they might have sucess. They also think that using Africans will make us seem less 'foreign' and allow us to be accepted more easily. So I have been asked to sign on for an eighteen month contract to head up their new materials division. A wonderful opportunity.
The problem is that religious tolerance in Fein D'ingni Mo is a bit of a joke, and they are doing this mainly as a publicity stunt. E-mails and internet access is very limited, and heavily monitored by the government. All blog sites are restricted, ever since local student reported in the Hew Ha-Hah rebellion of 2008, and so I don't think I will be able to get an outside line for my blog.
So you might not be hearing from me for a while, but know that you are all in my thoughts. Please start praying for me.