Matthew 10:11-13 “Whatever town or village you enter, search for some worthy person there and stay at his house until you leave. As you enter the home, give it your greeting. If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you.”
The African people are experts with greetings and salutations. For them, exchanging greetings is respectful of others and shows how much they care for people.

These greeting are not passing ‘hellos’ and ‘how are yous’ that don’t mean anything.
The greeter must ask how the family members are doing by naming each one. He must inquire of each one’s health. Then he must ask about the animals, the farm, the crops, and the neighbors. Proper greetings can take up to thirty minutes or longer.

So give it your greeting, a proper, heartfelt salutation.


About celestecharlene

I served as a medical missionary in West Africa for thirty years treating the sick and establishing health clinics in rural neglected areas.
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