The time that has passed since my last report has gone by quickly, but has been so productive. I will make this report as brief as is possible. As always, most of my work is done from home, but there has definitely been some travel.
In early March I was blessed to be asked to speak on the “Recharge” program in Monterey, California. One of the topics I was asked to address was, “How to Build a Missional Family” and I was honored just by the asking. I was also able to share how we are training preachers around the world.
A few days after returning home I was off to Fiji on a survey trip for a potential new school. Rocco Pierce, former missionary to the South Pacific as well as former missionary-in-residence at Freed-Hardeman, asked us to look at the possibility of a preacher training school for that part of the world. After much due diligence and discussion, it was decided that a survey trip was in order.
It’s a long trip, but what I found was many brethren who are receptive to, and excited about, the possibility. I had the chance to meet with a group of church leaders in Suva and with many individuals as well. What came from the trip is that there is a very real need and possibility for a school to serve the South Pacific. There are still a number of details to be worked out, but it is certainly promising. Please be in prayer about it.
I have just returned from Rock Hill, SC for the annual meeting of those associated with the Kenya School of Preaching. The Charlotte Ave. congregation oversees this school and does and outstanding job! It is so beneficial for all the parties to meet like this on an annual basis.
Tomorrow (May 7th) I leave to teach in the school in Cambodia and it is exciting to be teaching “Sermon Preparation and Delivery” to some of the very first gospel preachers in this country! I appreciate your prayers and look forward to sharing more with you when I return.
Until then, take care, God bless, and thank you for your continued support