When I was small, my parents used to make me sing this song when we traveled to churches all across the United States preparing for ministry in Mozambique. I guess it was supposed to be cute or something.

(but I hated singing it!)

“Please don’t send me to Africa,
I don’t think I’ve got what it takes.
I’m just a man, I’m not a tarzan-
Don’t like lions, gorillas, or snakes!

I’ll serve you here in suburbia,
In my comfortable, middle-class life-
But, PLEASE, don’t send me to the ends of the earth,
Where the natives grow restless at night.”

Ok. Flashback finished.

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About Jennie Joy

I'm a lover and truth-seeker. This blog is a place for me to share my thoughts, struggles, and sincere searchings as I get to know God and welcome the reality of His kingdom in and through me.

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  1. Matt says:

    dang. that's harsh on the suburbia residents 🙂

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