You can tell you’ve been in Africa a while when….

Jim Taylor is my friend and became a missionary when he sold out and moved to Africa… taking Jesus with him.  This is his thoughts about his stay…Enjoy!  Yep!

You can tell you’ve been in Africa a while when:

– Paying $40.00 for a pound of cheese seems normal.

– You don’t even glance the second time at bare-breasted women.

– A newcomer remarks about “all the trash” and you wonder what they are upset about.

– You don’t worry about going into a restaurant all hot and sweaty ‘cuz you know everyone else is in the same condition.

– Guys standing along side the road urinating don’t even catch your attention anymore.

– Buying your supper out of the window of your vehicle while you are stopped at an intersection seems perfectly normal.

– You no longer get upset at the Police stopping you and asking for your papers when they have no reason to.

– A Policeman carrying an AK seems perfectly normal.

– You can actually tell a joke in another language and it works!

– People can no longer tell which country you are from without asking you.

– By noon you can’t remember if you showered and put on clean clothes in the morning.

– You no longer check closely to see if there are bugs in whatever it is you are eating.


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It is the desire of my heart that God be Lord of my life. Life’s experiences have killed the old man and God is building a new creation in me. I look forward to experiencing the new man God creates in the old vessel known as Archie via "God Spots".

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