When I was a kid I loved the Bob Hope and Bing Crosby Road Pictures. You remember: “The Road to Bali”, “The Road to Singapore”, etc. I think there were seven in all. They were so much fun to watch. Sometimes, traveling Africa, I think of those old movies.
Last week Fredna and I took the road to Nimba, County, which is in the northeastern portion of Liberia, for the annual Nimba District Conference. The conference was actually held in a town named Bahn. Bahn is also the location of a large Ivorian refugee camp with upwards of 15,000 refugees.
We could have driven from Monrovia to Bahn in one day, but I wanted to stop over in Ganta so I could look at a couple of locations for future church builds. I also wanted to visit the Nimba Bible School facilities there. This Bible school is being built on property in an area that will experience huge city growth in the near future. Currently, the school is being conducted at the facilities of First Assembly of God church in Ganta. Progress is good, and the school should be able to open in a few more months.
The second day we were on the road to Saclepea where we met the Nimba District Superintendent, Rev. Moses Dermie. He took us to the building site of the new Nimba District Office, which is under construction.
Now, the road to Bahn. Just outside of Bahn we stopped to see another location for a potential church build. Pastor Robert Wandah and the congregation of Duowin Assembly of God is meeting in a grass-thatch temporary structure. Some of the ladies showed us how they had cleared the jungle and planted rice next to the church. Two of the area chiefs came to meet me and tell me how they needed this church to be built in their area.
On to Bahn Assembly of God church where the district conference was being conducted. We were able to see old friends and meet new ones. It was great! I spoke on the need to plant new churches in Liberia and how we are the 11th-hour workers. The fellowship was wonderful, and the hospitality was not lacking in any area!
This lovely couple took us to their home and served us a wonderful Liberian meal!
After the conference we were once again on the road – the road home. No matter where we go, it is always good to return home! In fact, this road we are all traveling – life – is a road that can lead all of us home. Have you made Jesus Christ the Lord of your life?