For many of the teachers, today (Thursday) marks the end of
their teaching. Tomorrow, the students take exams or give presentations. The
goal is to finish grading and return scores to the school before we leave on
The Lord has been so gracious to us in how He has blessed
these classes. The students are eager and bright, the teachers have been able
to convey their material cross-culturally, and it appears that these two weeks
will increase fruitfulness in many ways. Though each of the teachers differs in
style of teaching, all of them have come back with stories of excellent
discussions and meaningful dialogues with the students.
Some highlights from this second week:
John and Antoine got to visit an orphanage a couple hours north
of here. They reported many great things happening in that ministry.
Students have been applying what they learn in one class to
other classes. They’ve been seeking to integrate their learning.
The women’s class has been going well, and these pastor’s
wives are being encouraged with ways to be Godly wives and mothers.
The team has been able to reflect on what’s worked well and
what we might suggest for the next trip to ESBTAO.
The class on the gospel of Mark wrapped up with a powerful
proclamation of Jesus’ passion, causing the students to rejoice and worship.
Everyone seems prepared for tomorrow’s exams.
We’re so thankful for how the Lord has been working in us,
and we’re looking forward to praising Him even more tomorrow on our last day of
class. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement. We look forward to sharing
stories of God’s grace with you!