20 March 2021

Full Schedule

I teach this class in Zambia via Zoom.

It's been some time since my last update. We have been busy at work, healthy and glad for our Lord's faithful guidance in our lives and service. Here are some updates and prayer requests.
  • Please pray for my Hebrew classes. This year, I'll be fulfilling a lifelong dream in teaching a full academic year of Hebrew. While I have introduced the language to students in several forms, this will be the first time I'll make it all the way through a textbook with students. I'm teaching both members of the pastoral staff at Emmanuel Baptist and students in Zambia at Central Africa Baptist University. It’s exciting to have this opportunity to teach classes in both Zambia and Kenya simultaneously, but it’s a challenging class. Pray that love for the Word of God would motivate and result from this class.
  • I've officially moved into the offices at EBC as an associate pastor. While many of my responsibilities remain the same (discipling in counseling and training), this does represent a deeper commitment to the mission and people of the church here. I'm so grateful for this opportunity. Pray that our role as pastors at EBC would result in a body well-equipped for one-another ministry so that we may grow "to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ” (Eph 4:13).
  • Pray as we prepare for a short furlough in the States this summer (just the East Coast this time). We need several travel documents that we were not able to get last year due to COVID restrictions. Lord willing, while in the States I'll also be completing a modular class I've begun in pursuit of continued training.
  • Pray that the Lord would use Jenny and me as we parent our children that we all might live for his glory and for the good of others.

31 December 2020

Happy New Year!

 
Happy New Year!

16 December 2020

13 November 2020

Back to Work

As many of you know, Jenny and I share a birthday in mid-October. We were born in different years but on the same day of the year. As you might imagine, we often celebrate it like an extra anniversary. This year our birthday happened to coincide with the timing of a retreat for our missionary team organized to reconnect as families. Our family had not traveled at all since the lockdown began in March, so it was good to get away for a few days and to have a chance enjoy one another and God's creation.

Since returning, I have been busy mostly with pastoral responsibilities. We're involved in regular counseling, and I'm working with the pastoral staff to keep track of members we haven't seen during lockdown and teaching our church's membership class. I've also been working to keep up on my studies and discussing next year's opportunities to train African pastors for ministry. It looks like I will be teaching Hebrew next semester. The one class will be offered both locally and as an online class for students at Central Africa Baptist University.