Thursday, January 15, 2009

Up and Running...

Stephanie and I were talking tonight about what a difference the transition has been this year as opposed to last year when we came. Having our house in order, knowing our way around and having established relationships with both our teammates and pastors has enabled us to be able to literally, get up and running. I teach my first class on Ephesians tomorrow to the pastors in the picture. We have started our Action Bible Institute which is a three year school which specializes on training pastors. Six of these pastors I worked with directly last year and the other 9 I have either known or am meeting for the first time.

I will be teaching Ephesians on Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 5-6:30pm for the winter term until April. From there I will be meeting bi-weekly with two different groups of three pastors each going through the book "Spiritual Leadership" as a means to talk about leading churches and pastoring with God's heart. And then monthly, I will be attending one of the churches of the pastors I am working with to listen and continue to support and encouraged these pastors. So, there is a really cool large to small to one-on-one strategy that has been implemented that will really allow time and relationship and theology to hit both the heart and the head.

The other missionary I am working with is Tracy Singleton who has been a pastor for 25 years in the states and he and his wife have left their church to come pastor the pastors here in Zambia. It is a really privilege to serve alongside and under this pastor.

For those of you who are facebook people, click the facebook link to join our "Pray for Zambian Pastors!" group... You will get updates regularly with pictures and all...

Thanks again for your prayers. More updates tomorrow on the daily life family stuff... Lots to tell, especially regarding water... lots of water, falling from the sky through our roof, knocking over walls, etc...

1 comment:

sarge said...

I praise God you and family are home and safe. I thank God for your mission in life and being my friend. Please pray I find my mission in life.
Greg