Adventures in Abyssinia
The words “Adventures in Abyssinia” are taken from the title of the diary kept by Becky Lynn’s father during her family’s service as missionaries in Ethiopia from 1954 to 1964. Needless to say, Becky Lynn and I are excited to be returning to the land of her childhood. As we go, we are challenged by these words from the very first missionary prayer letter penned by Bradford and Betty Lapsley:
It is essential that the training of native leaders keep pace with the growth of the church itself, else the Christians will be untaught in the Word, fail to grow themselves, and ultimately become spiritually stagnant…. It is to this teaching ministry that we feel God has called us.
Yet teaching is not all we will be doing. For over 28 years Becky Lynn has dreamed of serving God as a medical missionary in her native land. Now, by the grace of God, that dream is to be fulfilled.
We are grateful to the Lord for making this journey possible. We are also grateful to those in Ethiopia who helped us plan our trip. Without their efforts our “Abyssinian Adventure” would have been a “Mission Impossible.” Please pray for us daily. We will do our best to represent our Lord’s love and grace as we minister among the Ethiopians.
Love to all,
Dave and Becky Lynn
October 11, 2004
David Alan Black is the editor of www.daveblackonline.com. His latest book is Why I Stopped Listening to Rush: Confessions of a Recovering Neocon.