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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 28, 2007
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"If you make the customer a promise... make sure you deliver it." (Merv Griffin...1925-2007)

Submitted by Lorraine


His name probably doesn’t mean much to most people—and yet if you tell them what he is famous for, most people will suddenly remember him. His name? Gaukana (also known as N!xau). His claim to fame? He is the little Bushman who, 25 years ago, starred in the film The Gods Must Be Crazy. Perhaps you remember the film—it was about a Bushman in the Kalahari Desert who found a soda bottle and traveled to the edge of the world to return it. The movie was a box office success, but Gaukana’s moment in the spotlight came and went.

Today, however, he has a much bigger claim to fame—his name is recorded in the books of heaven. You see, a few years ago, a friend of Pastor Shawn Boonstra, named Sebastian Tirtirau, met Gaukana in the Kalahari Desert and led him to faith in Jesus Christ. When he died a couple of years ago, Gaukana became the first Bushman to die in the Lord. Since then, more than 1,500 Bushmen have accepted Christ as their Savior.

Source: It Is Written Newsletter, Volume 2, Issue 3, August 2006, http://tinyurl.com/27xptn

Submitted by Leora DeWitt

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

A Chinese woman has told how robbers snatched a parcel out of her hand outside a bank.

Mrs. Chen, of Laohekou city, was waiting in the bank to withdraw money when nature suddenly called for her dog.

"While I was waiting in the queue, my dog had to poo. So I asked for several pieces of newspaper to wrap the poo," she said.

After wrapping it, Chen left the bank, and was waiting to cross the street to throw the parcel into a rubbish bin when the robber struck.

"A motorcycle stopped swiftly before me, the man on the rear seat seized the package from me, and they sped away," she said.

Police are investigating the case while "laughing at the stupidity of the robbers", according to Chutian City Papers.

Source: Ananova (August 17, 2007) http://www.ananova.com


"We have women in the military, but they don't put us in the front lines. They don't know if we can fight. I think we can. All the general has to do is walk over to the women and say, 'You see the enemy over there? They say you look fat in those uniforms.'" - Elayne Boosler

Submitted by B. B.

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

More about the Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert . . .

Thousands of Bushmen still don’t know Jesus. Since the people of the Kalahari do not have a written language, any presentation of the gospel must be translated into their spoken “clicking” language. In the past, the Bible was recorded onto 99 audiotapes and delivered to the Bushmen with a cassette player and batteries.

Recently, two It Is Written employees attended a technology conference and discovered a new iPod type device called the “Godpod.” The Godpod is a digital MP3 player that can hold up to 160 hours of recorded material. The unit is the size of a garage door opener and includes a powerful speaker, simple controls that allow the user to navigate easily through the chapters, and a solar powered battery. As long as there is sunlight (and there is plenty of sunlight in the Kalahari Desert), this remarkable unit will never run dry. In fact, after the sun sets, it will continue playing for six hours.

It Is Written is acquiring 1,500 of these remarkable audio Bible players and will convert the old audiotapes to digital format and record some new content and load the files onto the Godpod players and ships them to Africa

Source: It Is Written Newsletter, Volume 2, Issue 3, August 2006, http://tinyurl.com/27xptn

Submitted by Leora DeWitt

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