Talibe means disciple. Talibe’s are children as young as 4 years old who have are living in religious schools called Daara’s. the religious teacher known as the Marabout trains the disciple children in the qu’ran and sends them out to beg for money and food for the Daara’s. Seldom do the children see any of this money or food and it more than often ends up in the Marabout’s pocket.
I have noticed the Talibe’s surrounding the area we are in venture out to beg 5 or 6 times a day for as a long as an hour each time. They never seem to have very much in their buckets, perhaps the stash it somewhere?
Many reports indicate that the Talibe’s are often beaten and abused when they don’t bring back enough to the Daara’s.
They are in the truest sense street children.
Pray for the new president of Senegal to make changes that will improve things for the Talibe’s.
Hi guys and girls,
Just to let you know that these will be some of my last gigs in Scotland for a while. Some of you may know that we are moving down South to do some training with a mission organisation called WEC. I will probably come back next summer for a visit and tour before we actually leave the UK. We have language school ahead in Sep 2012 and in 2013 we will hopefully be off to Senegal.
GIGS THIS WEEK:
TONIGHT: ICC> GLASGOW
WED NIGHT > ROXY, GREAT WESTERN RD, GLASGOW
FRI NIGHT > PARTICK TRINITY, GLASGOW with NEW SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA
SAT 10th DEC > DUNDEE with NEW SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA
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Summer 2012 - Scotland (Aug-approx), England (July), N.Ireland (June)
Living room gigs, Concerts, Church Services, Sharing/Update with WEC.
Thursday night of this weekI will be sharing and singing at a missions prayer meeting in Stone a bit about my wife and I as we embark on early adventures into mission with WEC.
It got me thinking about the importance of prayer when it comes to mission. This week I have been very encouraged by the focus on prayer each day and before youth clubs etc. You see without prayer…or without God’s coming into our labour (mission) then it ceases to be truly what God’s mission is to redeem the world.Then it becomes our agenda, our events and programmes. But when our efforts are characterised by prayer and seeking God then we are open to a change of direction and our focus is where it should be the God of mission not some agenda.
Not only does it offer focus but it makes all that we might do more effective when God is part of it all.
So be encouraged, whatever you are doing, may it be your act of worship and may it be sustained and build upon the foundations of prayer.