As we continue teaching the Attributes of God to the pastors here, it was our joy today to focus on the Grace of God: God's undeserved favor to us in Christ.
Tirame, the region in which East Africa Christian College is located, is known for being a very hard and difficult region. The pastors who labor here face a difficult challenge. This week has been very encouraing to these faithful pastors.
The campus has been alive with singing, praying and dancing. Many of the pastors and women who are here have traveled many hours by bus. Some have not seen each other in ten years. Others are making friendships for the first time.
The school leadership is smiling from ear to ear over the teaching their students are receiving.
Tomorrow after our final exam, many of the students are joining the TLI team for a two hour hike up Mt. Tirame. On top of the mountain we will pray over this city and region, and ask that God's grace turn darkness into light, sorrow into joy. Would you pray with us to that end?
One final note. The compound in which the school is renting facilities has two Muslim families who have rented small apartments. These families are very secretive. As they have observed the students, the women, and the TLI team eating, singing and praying together, they asked the school administrator, "why have we not been invited to the meetings?" The administrator replied, "you most certainly are invited to join the women. We love you." May the light of the gospel turn darkness to light.....even on the campus of East Africa Christian College!