My recent trip into Africa left me pondering numerous things.
For instance … why do so many more people go to church in Ghana than Australia? The University of Ghana in Accra has 35,000 students, of which approx half are Christian.
On Sundays they take over the lecture & conference rooms & run 20 church services! Going to church on Sunday I saw people everywhere walking to church with bible in hand!
The Australian church has far more financial resources, publishing power & lots of goodies to do the job yet we see meagre results in comparison. We live more prosperous lives in Oz but our nation has such a spiritual paucity. I am still disturbed by what I saw in Ghana!
Also I saw again how unbelievably blessed we are to live in a nation that is relatively crime free. Our family has been a victim of crime a number of times as we have suffered loss through home break ins & car theft. However it has never caused us to consider emigration.
It breaks my heart so see so many South Africans fleeing the crime in their nation & migrating to safer shores. Australia is truly a land of freedom & opportunity.