Quote of the week
“Only Christ is capable of living the Christian life, for the very obvious and simple reason that He is the Christian life.” Ian Thomas
Things are starting to settle into a routine. We have 2 days of week where we have formal Tok Pisin classes. 2 days a week we are out in the village participating in variuos activities in the every day life of PNGians. Which leaves 1 day a week for continuing to teach some discipleship topics. It’s been a lot of fun working with these new folks.
This week we will start scheduling times to meet with each of them individually for one on one discipleship and coaching. We will be working with them to work through their personal growth plan. Pray these times together will be encouraging for each of them and productive for growth in their lives.
Well, here’s a few more specific things you can be praying for this week. As always, thank you so much for lifting us up before the Lord.
David and Robin Watters
- Pray for Robin and I as we begin meeting with folks individually. Pray we can be blessing and that they will experience significant growth. Pray for us specifically as we work with one of the families in particular.
- Hannah begins her role as Resident Assistant at Ethnos Bible Institute this week. She will have half a dozen girls under her responsibility. Pray for wisdom as she seeks to disciple those the Lord has put under her.
- On Monday teaching will resume for our workers here on Center. They will be teaching through the book of Romans. Pray that Aute will come faithfully. Pray also that I will be able to followup with Aute after the teaching, and meet with him regularly.
- Pray for Smith also, as he will attend the teaching because it will be part of our language class. I am pretty sure Smith is not a believer. As I work with him, and he attends the teacher, I would really like to see him get saved.
We had a great time this week with the new folks. We were out to Smith’s house (the classroom teacher I am training) this week. It is a beautiful view from his village. It’s a good hour walk from here, but it’s well worth it.
On Friday, my plans to be out in the village fell through so we took the whole crew into a WWII museum here in town. It’s not much compared to the Smithsonian, but it’s quite good for PNG. The picture below is our overloaded car. I think we fit 25 people in 2 10 seater vehicles. After touring the museum, we went to our aviation hanger and had a tour there. Everyone enjoyed the morning.
This week on Wednesday we will be learning how to make baskets and bilums. Then on Friday, after learning all the vocabulary for the market, they will go to the big open market in town and have to buy some things. It’s going to be a fun week.
As always, thanks so much for your faithful prayers and your faithful support. We couldn’t be doing this important ministry without you guys behind us! Thank you!
David and Robin Watters