Coming to the mission field over 40 years ago with a promised 25 dollars a month...I can say we and our people are greatly blessed of the Lord. Many of the churches started many years ago were just mud brick churches with just a backless benches if we had that!
Even though we have many new works going up in interior regions and poverty stricken areas we have many beautiful churches also.
This last trip one of our churches in the south got padded pews! First ever for our churches!
The pastor wanted me to come ad preach their special service...they had only told me they remodeled their church...I walked into a beautiful building!
And needless to say they were all smiles!
This is their pews: