Friday, April 23, 2010

Message from Tim: Pastor Training

Pastor Training ended yesterday (Thursday) and it was a joy to make some new relationships with the first year students who came. But it was also good to see some students that were getting ready to graduate as third year students. I taught this week through the gospel of Matthew, I and II Timothy, Titus and the doctrine of the Church. I can see how the pastors are responding to the material and how excited they are to bring it back to their churches and expand their ministries here in Serenje. We also gave each of them a commentary of I and II Timothy and Titus. For some of them, that is the only book they have beyond the Bible. Each night, we have had an opportunity to eat at the Kalunga home with the entire family and enjoy a traditional Zambia meal including nshima, rape and caterpillar. Yum! Tomorrow (Friday), we hope to spend some extra time with them socializing. I'm really looking forward to getting to know them outside of the classroom setting. Please pray for these 23 pastors that have been a part of this pastor training as well as for their churches.

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