The Believers gathered to worship like Christians do. As songs to Jesus were lifted up, one fell out on the ground and then another until four women were out on the ground, possessed by demons. It’s not something that most Baptists are used to seeing during a worship service in the United States, but on Beth Greer’s latest trip to Tanzania, this scene, albeit intense, was not completely unordinary. On Kome Island off the coast of the Tanzanian mainland in Lake Victoria, six out of ten inhabitants are demon possessed. Beth spent part of her trip on the island, sleeping in a tent, using a ziplock bag as a restroom at night, and telling the residents about Jesus using a stick and the dirt on the ground.
Early last November on a Wednesday night, I stopped into Ellis Hall during dinner to speak to our College Minister, Rob about the Fall Retreat that we were about to take with the students. Before I could make it to Rob, his son McLendon came up to me and said in a whisper, like a little 5-year-old drug dealer, “Ya got something for me?
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I’ve decided to try to start filming some “Behind The Scenes” videos to show you what happens around here on the non Sunday days. They’re meant to be lighthearted and fun and just another way to bond with you through this wires and waves that we call the Internet. If you like them, I’ll try to keep making them. If you don’t like them and complain a lot, I’ll probably stop. There’s always the comments section in this blog 😉 Continue reading →