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I will never forget what Missionary Bill Lewis told me on my last night in Tanzania in 1963. The national pastor, in whose hut we had been staying while on this particular mission safari, had killed his only pig and had used all the remaining rice in his storage bin to provide our supper that evening. I had told Bill that I could not eat the last food that the pastor had for his family. Bill said, “Kenneth, you have to eat. It would greatly offend all the family if you did not. They consider your stay in their home as a great honor to them. You see, the Christians in East Africa measure their Christianity by the sacrifices they make.” O how that burned in my soul that night…and that fire has never gone out!

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