Friday, May 02, 2008

Pastor's Conference

I can't tell you what a delight it is to spend time with the pastors at Chaisa. The last time I was there was, I think, October or November. I wrote about this experience in my blog and a few people felt led by the Lord to give money to purchase Bibles. Well, after months of trying to get the money here, getting a check from Action Zambia, and five months waiting for the order to be delivered from South Africa, they have just finally arrived. (Well, actually the concordances were stuck at the airport, so we will give them out next week!) But, I can't describe how appreciative or desperate they were for the Bibles. It was something to behold.

There were over 100 pastors and leaders who spent all day listening as we reviewed inductive bible study and then taught them how to do expository preaching. The most exciting part of the day for me, though, was watching Pastor Peter Zulu do a bulk of the teaching. At one point, when the power went down, and I couldn't use the computer, I asked him to explain a part of the process which I knew he understood. He spoke for about 45 minutes and it was really great to watch him speak with confidence and authority. He will do an entire conference next week and I will be his assistant:)

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