The Internet finally came back on (at least for a moment!) So I am rushing to get out a final update.
Last Day: What a great time. Derrick took the
morning session and covered much of the last days of our Lord up to the
middle of His final week. He did a fine work and there were many
questions and lots of discussions. It is great to have someone help in
the teaching. I have appreciated those who have come to help--Gregg
Cantelmo (last year), Derrick Rhodes, and Steve Brown. There are more
opportunities for future teaching here in Burundi (and I am taking
I took the rest of the events of the final week (from Thursday on)
and covered the crucifixion, burial, resurrection, and ascension. It was
so exciting to see them piece together the life of Jesus (we didn't do
every event, but covered a lot of them.) They had so many questions. It
is just exciting to see the proverbial "light" come on. For a few, some
of the material they never heard before. AMAZING!!!??!!! Steve had the
One of the things we need here is practical theology and pastoring
issues. Many have no experience of running a church, except what they
learn each day. Much teaching is needed on: eldership, ministry
organization, couples and marriage, counseling, day devotions, and many
more. If you have taught any of this (and more--talk to me) and would
like to give 5 fays (10 with travel time) to training a generation of
new believers and leaders, then maybe God is nudging you to come help.
We toured some areas where we need to send some work teams. If you
have skills, the passion, and have the time to come "and get dirty"
doing a work here, then there is a place for you. Let's talk.
We head home tomorrow (Saturday), flying to Nairobi, Amsterdam, and
then on to San Francisco. It is another long journey, but the memories
seem to make it shorter. Thanks for praying and supporting this
ministry. There is still much to do.
I, who have been blessed, send my blessings to you,