He wrote, "I've been thinking a lot about faith recently and had a thought. There is something I like to call "African faith." I don't know what it is exactly but Cyprien Munazi had it in Montpellier (and still does) and Marie Oulai has it here in Pau. It is an absolute and unwavering confidence in God that everything will work out no matter what.
"I might have already said this but Cyprien explained it this way:
"Faith is when your baby gets a fever in the middle of the night, and you know within your heart that it is malaria. He gets hotter and hotter and there is nothing you can do.
You have nothing to help him but a cloth and water. There are no pharmacies open for medication and if there were, you have no money to buy anything anyway.
So you pray, and you pray all night. You pray and you fast, and finally when the sun starts to come up and you tell the Lord that no matter what happens, it is in His hands- that you accept whatever He chooses- your baby stops crying and starts to fall asleep, and soon is sleeping peacefully. Dieu merci."
"I don't have faith like that and have never been asked to. Should I be grateful? We have a lot to learn and me especially. But I do know that faith is a true principle and that God is omniscient and omnipotent. I don't understand everything that has happened in my life but I am grateful that I know the end of the story before I get there. So find a way to exercise your faith and notice the miracles you already have in your life."