The past two weeks I have started going through sections of scripture with my language helper. It has been amazing! In French I have to furiously listen to every word to make sure I completely understand the meaning, but this has made me realize that it has been a while since I have done that with scripture. It is amazing how many little things have popped out at me that I would have probably overlooked in English. It has been fun to fervently study scripture with new eyes. Not to mention that sense of accomplishment I get from studying language and scripture at the same time 🙂
Joel preached at our church for the first time this past Sunday. Over the past two months he has walked the adult Sunday school through Colossians. After they finished he was then given two Sundays to preach on what they studied. He really enjoyed his time teaching Sunday school, but was a little more nervous about preaching. However God enabled him to clearly and effectively communicate this past Sunday. It was one of those moments that God confirmed for me that we were right where we were supposed to be and that he was working even through our weaknesses. Joel taught on unity in the church and it was a powerful message. I continue to be amazed as God directs, guides and works in our life and ministry here.
Ways you Can Pray This Week
Pray for Joel as he prepares to preach again this Sunday
Pray for perseverance in our language sessions
Pray for us next week as Joel will be traveling for the week