Traveling to Burundi is quite a task. Phoenix to Dulles. Dulles to Brussels. Brussels to Bujumbura. That's a lot of "time travel" too. We are wiped out when we arrive. Thankfully, we are always greeted by smiling, hospitable, grateful pastors and translators. This time, we were met at the gate by Pastor Domitien and Philemon, one of our long-time translators. They carried all 5 of our 50-lb duffel bags, 2 carry-ons and 2 backpacks up to our 2nd floor room at King's Conference Center. All the while, they were so helpful, not complaining at all, practically tripping over each other in an effort to help us get settled. They have been gracious hosts for the past week, always available by phone, calling taxis for us, dropping by the house to make sure we have what we need. Their hospitality has helped make our transition to city life in Bujumbura much easier. Life in Burundi can be hard. Water shortages. Power outages. Language challenges. But life in Burundi can also be beautiful when you have friends who surround you with love & grace!
1 Peter 4:8-10 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace