When I tell people I am going on a mission trip to Mali, Africa many people think I am saying Maui and they say, “I wish I could go on mission trip to Hawaii.” Just to clear up the confusion, here is the difference between the two places:
Mali is 98% Muslim. Maui has a lot of beaches.
Mali is the home of Al Queda. Maui is a popular tourist destination.
Mali has suffered two military coups in the past ten months. Maui is a great place for whale watching.
Please pray for my protection as we go to the hardest to reach places in the world.