Chapter Thirty is called Football is Football. A preacher not speaking the local language wanted to compare soccer to football. So the word soccer was translated as football, then football was translated football which left the interpreter confused. How do you compare football to football? I enjoy both football and football. Notice the eye brows; I am not in this cartoon.
This is a reminder to pray daily for England.
Andrew was concerned about his brother. Now I know there are no sharks in the Sea of Galilee. Chapter 17 is about getting out of the boat and doing something with God. He calls so many people, but they stay in the boat. Forget the sharks; get out of the boat!
My goal from the beginning was to cartoon each of the 122 chapters of my book. While my writing and cartoon style is light humor, I think you can feel my heartbreak of seeing death. I worked on this cartoon for over three weeks to get Death drawn so he seems personable, and the dialogue to convey my sadness. Not many people outside of Kigoma knew of this job. Take time to pray for missionaries as they share the Gospel in difficult situations.
I would like you to comment on this cartoon. Thank you for sharing.
If you have been around others speaking in a language unknown to you, then you understand the deer in the headlights look. This happened to me in many languages including Dutch. I am sure the deer will make another cameo appearance. Pray for missionaries as they grow in a new language.
Cindy and I were in a neighborhood going door to door witnessing for our church. While the person in box three did not say, “You Baptists from Mars who may or may not speak in tongues”, he did slam the door. Ten years later we went door to door in the same city and saw several people accept Jesus. Matt 28:19-20.
Several cartoons have what may seem like real languages. I try my best to correctly use an unknown tongue. I do know mamba means crocodile in Swahili and hatari means danger. So in Tanzania if you see a black mamba snake don’t shout “MAMBA” because people will think you are stupid. Call a snake: nyoka.
The owner of this restaurant heard tourists like beef and cheese burgers, so he prepared both. I did not get the concept over that a cheese burger has both . He also cooked the American favorite: hot dogs cooked in peanut butter. Pray for missionaries as they minister in different cultures.
While I had spoken to deaf people, speaking to a blind and deaf person removed me from my comfort zone. I had no training in this. I just placed their hands on mine and started speaking. Wow! It is worth repeating: Wow!
A couple in our Sunday School class received the run-a-round about a purchase. The business would not honor the agreement. They returned and returned again. Frustration. As I sat in class my mind went to the drawing board. This is not from A Baptist Speaks in Tongues or doesn’t, but shows what just about everyone goes through some days with or without Prozac.
For those who tried to leave me a phone message, know about the different language options. Like the cartoon; pressing the key you want doesn’t get you English. Pray for missionaries as they share the Gospel in other languages.