Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Shoes

On Monday, one of the ditch diggers came up to me and proceeded to tell me how he blew out the front of his flip-flop (I only understood a little of what he was saying). As I was walking away, I thought I wonder how much new flip-flops cost. So I asked another missionary and he said 500 cfa which is about a $1.00. Later that afternoon I stopped the guy and handed him 1000 cfa because that is all I had in my pocket (about $2.00). He was very grateful. The next day, Tuesday, he came running up to me showing off his new pair of rubber shoes. He told me he upgraded to shoes. He was so proud. I had to think that if that was one of us, we would have at the very least went to our closet and pulled out another pair if not just buy a new pair without thinking about it. I gave him more than half of his days wages just for the shoes. What an amazing blessing just shoes can be. Lets be thankful for what God has given us and let us be good stewards of everthing we have.

1 comment:

six11 said...

That's so awesome Doug. And you're right, we need to be thankful in the littlest of things ... thanks for the reminder.