|Sunday at Manyire|
With 3 groups of campaigners in town, operating campaigns at two different locations, last week was a very busy and rewarding time. Numerous people have been exposed to the gospel, and several brothers and sisters have been added to the body of Christ. The campaigners that were working in Njiro Chini head home to Alabama today. We loved having them here, and we pray for their safe travel.
Today I taught and worshipped at the Manyire congregation along with our remaining campaigners. Following services, we rejoiced to go down to the river where we witnessed the baptism of a former Pentecostal preacher. We welcomed him with great joy into the church family at Manyire.
A few days ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Karatu. There we visited with the local preacher about some needs of the local church. We also had the chance to visit with two of our students who are home on break. One of them, Jeremiah, operates a children's home supporting a handful of orphaned children. They also train impoverished members of the Karatu community in the skills of sewing and weaving, giving them a trade with which to make a living.
The other student we met with that day, Martin, told us of the grand opening of a new congregation that he was planting in the area. We discussed some ways that we could help get the congregation off to a good start. I appreciate so much the caliber of men that come to us for training. It is always a great pleasure to hear of the good works that they are a part of. I thought you would enjoy hearing about a couple of them as well.
|Left: Jeremiah at the gate of the children's home Right: Me hanging out with some sweet little orphans|
Josiah Update: Josiah has an appointment to see a neurologist on June 29. We'll keep you posted as we get more information. In the meantime, your prayers are very much appreciated during this trying time.