In this day of high speed technology and latest electronic gadgets, I’m so thankful for a good old-fashioned folder. Yes, I, too, enjoy gadgets like computers and i-devices that truly are valuable for the ministry. However, the one item that seems to be most useful is a 10-cent folder. Without these inexpensive folders, my desk would be a disaster zone. At this time, there are 14 folders that sit on a shelf next to my desk. They don’t collect dust but are already worn and torn because they are taken down and used daily. These 14 folders contain 14 different aspects of the ministry and works-in-progress at this time:
- Black Folder & Light Blue Folder: Current Home Bible studies;
- Orange Folder: Sports Bible Camp in May;
- Blue Folder: Faith Bible Church expansion;
- Red Folder: Message for this Sunday;
- Pink Folder: Agutaynen Commentary on James;
- Yellow Folder: Agutaynen Commentary on 1 Corinthians;
- Black with white stripes Folder: Bible Study of Luke for Adults to begin in July;
- Green Folder: Sunday School lessons for kids;
- Kitten Folder: Revisions of Creation to Christ lessons for publishing into a book;
- Gray Folder: Lessons to be taught by Agutaynens during our upcoming Home Assignment in 2017.
Each of these folders represents an aspect of the ministry but also represent the work of our partners, the Agutaynen believers. Currently, eight different Agutaynens are helping us with these different projects with editing and giving input in the writing of lessons and commentaries in the Agutaynen language. Every day, as I work, one of these folders is opened on the desk next to me. These folders help me tremendously to keep the work organized. The folder that is on my desk in the morning is often replaced by another folder in the afternoon. These folders aren’t just on my desk, but often Ginger and Rebekah will have a folder as they help me edit and format lessons. Their partnership is a great blessing.
Even though these folders help keep these projects organized, please don’t take away my computer. Without a computer, you wouldn’t be reading this update!