Monday, July 10, 2006
Some things never change
This old house looks today just like it did when I first saw it 14 years ago. In fact much of Dominica looks just as did back then. This is not to say that there is not change--new concrete block houses, new names on buildings, etc. but most things remain the same.
It is interesting that some of the churches remain almost the same too. Some of the older members have passed away and some of the younger ones have emigrated to other places for work, but most of the brethren are still there.
Is it much different in the States? Many churches change only when the older members die and younger ones move away for work. Eventually such churches will cease to exist. The experts say a church must grow by 10 % each year just to maintain itself. How much is the church where you are a member growing?