Monday, September 25, 2017

What's happening?

It's a busy time with SO much happening in our family!  This past weekend was the annual youth conference for HIM's churches in Lesotho and South Africa.  Rev. Rob Loper from Hobe Sound Bible College was the special speaker.  The Lord really helped him and the other speakers to reach young people with the message of holiness. 

Next weekend is HIM's pastors' retreat.  Christian friends at Eingedi Retreat have agreed to host us for the weekend.  Please pray that God will use Rev. Loper to refresh the pastors' spirits and give them a challenging new vision for the future! 

On Tuesday the 3rd of October we'll be boarding a plane to take us to America. Please pray for this long journey and EVERYTHING we have to finish before we leave!  This week is going to be packed!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

What Did You Do Yesterday?

What did you do yesterday?  I renewed my driver's license.  It took six hours.  Actually it took 16 months.  My license expired back in May 2016.  The machine that makes the driver's licenses was broken down, so I've been driving using paper temporary licenses that have to be renewed every six months since then.  The machine is finally working again, so when I went to renew the temporary one I got the real thing.

And it took 6 hours!

To get a license that is already 16 months old!

I feel cheated!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Training Leaders in Lesotho

I (Glenn) have served on a non-denominational committee in Lesotho that has translated and printed a simple Sesotho Bible School curriculum.  Our goal has been to prepare material for and train Church leaders who do not have the opportunity to attend traditional campus-based Bible Schools.  All the books are translated, and almost all of them are printed now.  Over the last few years the committee has "shifted gears" from translation and printing to teaching this curriculum.

This past weekend we held a seminar for students.  During the course of the weekend, they write exams over the courses they are working on, listen to lectures, and participate in group activities.  We also plan devotional and fellowship times to encourage and help them grow spiritually.

The theme for this seminar was Legal Matters that Affect the Church.  The government of Lesotho graciously sent two speakers from the Law Office to address this topics.  One man spoke about how to register a church with the government of Lesotho including how to write a constitution.  The other speaker explained laws that affect marriage in Lesotho and shared the legal process for a pastor to become an "marriage officer" recognized by the government.

Practicing filling out a marriage certificate
I was asked to give a closing message on "The Gospel and the Law," Since not all of the students come from evangelical churches, we wanted to present the message of salvation in an understandable way for these people.  I focused my conclusion on Ezekiel and Jeremiah's prophecies about Jesus taking our our rebellious heart of stone and giving us a new, tender heart with His laws written on it.  I was encouraged as I spoke to see that the message was reaching the hearts of at least some of the people.