Thursday, January 15, 2009

It Makes Perfect Sense--In Africa

Just had to share this story from our fellow missionary Brian Davis who works in northwestern Zambia:

On New Year’s day, our team planned to go to a local hotel and share a meal together while the kids swam. Dropping by the bank to get some cash for the restaurant, I was rudely confronted with a slip from the teller machine telling me that our account was K25,054,847 in debt. Having a negative balance of that size was shock enough, but what of all of the ministry and personal funds that were now missing?
After an un-enjoyable meal and a sleepless night, Sondra and I arrived at the bank at the opening hour. After seeing the negative balance on the slip, the bank manager smiled and said, “Yes, Mr. Davis. It seems that your card has expired. A balance reading of – K25,054,847 is our little code that lets us know that you need a new card….” WELL SURE; WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT? After a couple of minutes, we left the bank with our new card and our old balance. No problem.

“…Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?”
Luke 12:25b-26 NIV

Good Question. I found out that by worrying, I can deduct an hour or two from my life!
Brian, Sondra, Noah, and Bryson

Pictured: Our communications satellite dish… that the company disconnected for the past week… because we OVERPAID our bill.

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