My precious husband called me and Face Timed me into the class today. I will share my insights at the end of the report from Paul.
This is from Paul about today's classes
|He was laughing at me and I snapped the picture|
Tuesday afternoon ended with students really engaged with the teaching. On Tuesday evening, Wayne and Paul took Mauro and Julia out to dinner (Latvian Pizza). They will be moving to near-by town (60 miles) and start a church. Please pray for them because this is a huge undertaking and they will need income to do this.
Paul shared with me that before he taught his session on gathering information he gave an illustration to show the importance. A Church staff member was left alone at the Church while the rest of the staff went somewhere, and while there a woman came in all flustered, her hair was a mess, her eye was black and she was bruised up and she said "my husband" and then burst into tears. The staff member immediately assumed that her husband was beating her and she was running for her life. But no.....in reality the husband had just been diagnosed with cancer and when she heard the report she fainted and hit her face. In desperation both of them started to look for support and when she saw the Church she ran ahead of him and came in the door in that condition......This powerful story and illustration shows why we need to always get information before we pass judgement if we are going to be able to help people. GOOD JOB PH.Tonight (noon your time) Paul preaches at Pastor Danny's church, with an interpreter. Prayers would be appreciated.
What is scary? They take great notes and challenge you if they think there is a contradiction :-) Have to be on your toes.
|Paul clarifying the small group reports|
|They actually tag teamed which was fun to watch|
Kind of like Laurel and Hardy in action
Can you guess which was in which?
The students came up with names for their groups
A. Disciples of Christ
After their small group time each group chose a leader to come up and share what questions they would ask the family they were to counsel. For the most part they did a good job, however as is usual they jumped ahead and tried to give counsel before gathering all the information. Paul did a great job clarifying to them what he was looking for and why. I think they will get the hang of this by tomorrow. Tomorrow is a long day so their will be more teaching and more small group work.
Prayer is so appreciated on these trips. Please continue to pray that the teaching bring life not just more head knowledge. There a few students who are not engaging at all since they are tired and there are only 3 weeks left of school. Would you pray specifically that tomorrow the Holy Spirit gets hold of their hearts?
I have no idea why the font sizes are different, gotta love these technological devices.
PW, Sherry, PH