Bambara at store. Fri, Sep 28, 2007.
09/28/2007. 891. While driving back home after lunch and errands, I stopped at a store to buy some stuff, and check out on a product that another church member suggested for a project. He said he saw it at this particular chain. I ended up buying what I needed, but forgot about the other item he suggested.
My cashier was a tall African man who spoke with a beautiful accent. I asked where he was from and he said Mali. I asked if he spoke French, and he did, so we spoke a little French. We got to talking a little more, and his other language is Bambara.
So I offered him a Bambara translation of Gospel Fundamentals, the Sunday school manual.
He agreed to see it, and said it was okay if I gave it to him while he was on duty. I took my stuff out to my car, and brought back in the Bambara and English Gospel Fundamentals, and a multi-lingual "Special Witnesses of Christ" DVD that has a French audio track.
I waited while he attended another customer, then presented the material. He graciously and enthusiastically accepted them. He quickly flipped through the Bambara book, and confirmed it was his language. He was very pleased.
I didn't want to take up too much of his time, so I gave my name, shook his hand, and said both my number and the church's phone number were in the material, and to call if he liked what he read.
Prior to stopping at this store, I took a route that I don't think I've taken before, and I was able to scope out a couple more restaurants to visit.