“His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.” Matthew 25:21
The task for disciples is to make more disciples. That is clearly described in scripture and we struggle to carry out that task. Our Ugandan missionaries have been actively putting that into practice.
After two weeks of instruction, three of our missionary teachers returned from South Sudan and two from Malawi. South Sudan was getting their first introduction to oral instruction and in Malawi, six ministries participated in a teacher’s training.
Here are some student comments from each of the countries:
- We are taking this training to a higher level and doing it right. We are memorizing the stories accurately. This is very encouraging indeed.
- This has been super, what a blessing to have you. God bless you all.
- This teaching has moved our believers to great faith. We have more interest in God’s Word and now this is teaching us the Word of God properly. They have even ministered to the children and loved them.
- Among our students are former fighters and many from the refugee camps in South Sudan. They really need the Word of God.
- Hallelujah, God is great. These are very good trainers. They have served us well. Our lives will not remain the same. We have excitement to teach.
In contrast to these testimonies, Mama Nissi has been trying to start a class in England. She says, I have met people who are interested, but they are too busy. They say that putting the whole story in their heads takes too much time, but that is the heart of this study. I believe we will start a class, but it might need to start online. Pray for England and our busy western cultures.
More to Do
Jesus said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”. Matthew 9:37-38
The open doors in South Sudan, Malawi, and England are amazing, but that is only a part of what is happening!
In northern India, Peter gave us a proposal to translate the curriculum into Hindi, print 150 copies, and offer a year of teaching for $2000. He would like to teach a group of 15 leaders who would each teach their own class. He intends to reach into the remote areas where there is a lack of knowledge of the Bible and very few Christians.
In Pakistan, Raja has already translated the curriculum into Urdu and has it printed. He and his two sisters are ready to start the first class of leaders and those leaders are going to be teaching their students immediately. They are expecting 150 students to be taught in this first year. The translation and printing have been paid for, but $1500 more is needed to cover the training for this year.
Ernest just completed the teachers training in Malawi. He said, The training has gone beyond our expectations. He had been a part of training in the past and now he would like to bring the Orality Institute to his friends in Zambia. His budget for training friends in his neighboring country is $1000.
September 30th, we will be holding our annual 50-mile bike ride and October 20-21st our annual Grand Canyon hike to raise awareness and funds for opportunities like these above. Pray about supporting this expansion through the Hike and Bike events. The Lord is growing His kingdom. His workers are ready to go into the fields, and we are passing these opportunities on to you.