Two weeks ago we arrived back in the village and it has been a busy two weeks.
Right off the bat we had a visit from four of our church planting consultants: Jared, Danny, Barrie, and Alan. They spent a few days meeting with our team and planning strategies for helping the church here grow strong in their love for and knowledge of God. We really appreciated their willingness to come and work with us. The plan is, that as we end 2016, David will start taking on more of the Bible teaching and discipleship and I will spend more time concentrating on Bible translation.
As soon as the consultants left, Gracel and Elvie spend two full days helping me go over the rough draft of several chapters of Old Testament portions I had drafted. As you can see, some of the portions had to do with the tabernacle. I recorded everything they said and as soon as I get a chance, I’ll go back over the recordings and see what I can do to improve the rough drafts.
We have had two Sundays back in the village and have enjoyed good attendance.
Prayer and Praise:
- Praise the Lord that we were able to return safely to the village and engage quickly.
- Praise the Lord that the consultant visit went well and was helpful.
Please pray for our partner, David, as he finishes up his formal language study and starts teaching and working with men who are interested in teaching in the next couple of months.
- Please pray that God will raise up men who are gifted in teaching, preaching, and leading to work alongside him.
- During this time of transition, I actually have a heavier work load; especially for the next 6 weeks. Please pray that I’ll be able to accomplish all that needs to be done.
Thank you for your prayers,
Jonathan & Heidi