From Ivory Coast the group split and only Joel and one other guy continued on to Liberia. When first plans were being made for this trip they were going to drive into the village and then back out to continue back to Senegal. However because of Ebola and the complications of that the boarder between Liberia and Ivory Coast is still closed and that meant that they would not be able to get out of Liberia by land. So it meant that now they were venturing in by foot.
They met up with one of our missionaries who works with the same people group, but from the Ivory Coast side, and then they packed up to begin their 3 hour hike to the village in Liberia.
One of the most special thing for us about this trip was reconnecting with one of the families who had just moved there. We had walked alongside them 2 years as they worked on French and culture. Now we had a chance to see them in the context of their future ministry
At the airport the early the next morning they were hassled some at the airport since the land boarder didn’t bother giving them an entry stamp into their country. But after some serious talks they finally agreed to let them one the plane.
As you read this now it is time to pray for this team. Pray for Aaron and Amy as they work hard to finish up language learning and think ahead to teaching. Pray for Guy and Keyla as they begin language learning and adjust to life in the village. Pray for the people that their hearts would be ready to hear God’s truth soon!