Monday, March 2, 2009

Team Cameroon: Julie Anderson

(A reminder with many thanks: If you were thinking of making a donation on behalf of a Harvest Project team member, this would be a good time.)

In the interest of full disclosure: Julie Anderson is my sister. But I’m not slanted in my opinions of her as a Harvest Project team mate. Any of the others on the 2007 team would say a similar thing.

Julie is a fantastic team mother.

She has lived in Cameroon most of the years since 1984. She and her husband Steve are members of Wycliffe Bible Translators. Their son, Luke, grew up in Africa and is now a student at Bethel University in St. Paul.

Over the years, Julie has had many different kinds of responsibilities and opportunities as a Christian woman and as a member of the mission community. Her gifts of hospitality and help and mercy have shone.

In 2007, the rest of the team was the benefactor of those gifts and of her familiarity with Cameroon. Julie arranged our accommodations, including last minute scrambling when the guesthouse in another city where we were booked suddenly wasn’t available. With less than 1 day’s notice, Julie found a place for 16-18 people.

Along with other Cameroonian team members, she got us where we needed to be, found materials we needed, and fed us. Julie herself spent plenty of time at the market finding our meal fixings, even taking into account our personal preferences as much as possible.

This time, she’s adding the role of mentor as she helps others learn the ropes.

I am so glad God gave me Julie as a sister and that she is part of our team.

1 comment:

Pam said...

I am a little late in reading this, but it warms her mother's heart! Pam Henry, Barnesville, GA