On the front outside wall that surrounds our house, our guard clipped the vine like bushes that cover the wall and painted Wellcome to Bel-Air.  He was very proud of his painting.  He was quite proud that he wrote in English.  I didn’t point out that Wellcome was misspelled and tried to be as friendly as possible, instead of sharing how we don’t care for graffiti.  The whole thing made me think of a 1980’s television show I used to watch Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.  Below is my version of the opening song by Will Smith.

Now this is the story all about how

Our lives got flipped, turned upside down

And I’d like to take a minute just blog right here

I’ll tell you how we began to live in the house tagged Bel-Air

In P Hill, Missouri  where we were comfortable

Chasing our dreams and thinking we were able

Chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool

And sending our kids to a wonderful school

When David saw Wycliffe via C.F.C.

Started looking at their site and knew we needed to see

If God wanted us to sell it all

To obey His call

We needed to approach the decision with care

Sure enough God called us to Cameroon where we live in the house tagged Bel-Air

We spent a full year trying to learn French

We thought with God on our side it would be a cinch

We realized learning it quickly would be rare

Now we live in the house tagged Bel-Air

We hired a man to be our guard

One day he found a paint can, brush and a surface that’s hard

We knew we were supposed to be there

That’s how we started to live in a home tagged Bel-Air

(hopefully as you read this post the song Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was playing in your mind)


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11 Responses to Bel-Air

  1. Pop-pop says:

    I think it looks great. There’s no place like home – and our real home is where God places us in His will.

  2. Mark says:

    I totally rapped that as best I know how my friend. What a fun, clever succinct testimony. Keep it real, D!
    MC Wissel

  3. Carolyn says:

    That is actually one of his favorite shows on TV! So that is why he has repainted that several times on the walls over the years.

  4. GG says:

    Love the remake of the rap. You have such a wonderful perspective on the road God has led you.

  5. Denise says:

    Love it!! I was totally singing with the song! Yo, yo! Love you!

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