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Monday, October 4, 2010

fasten your seat belts

It's been getting hot here, and I'm not just referring to the weather.

We had the "Guest Speaker" portion of AMT this week and we had three of Overland's long-time staff members speak some amazing messages. They covered a variety of in-depth teachings that I found invaluable to my understanding of our identity in Christ and a greater understanding of what this Salvation is that we have been blessed with. Some of my favorite topics were about our identity in Christ as taught out of 2 Chronicles 2 and 3 and our priestly duties to God as outlined in 2 Chronicles 29:11. We had some amazing times of worship, prayer and encouragement and even our conversations throughout the week were of great benefit. It's been great to see the events of the past week in light of what will be happening this week. Tomorrow morning we head out early to do some ministry in some remote villages in the Nyawa chiefdom in an area that the staff have been telling us about with amazing stories of the ways that God is working. This expedition will be more challenging in the realm of comfort and convenience than the first (we have a rougher truck, worse roads, no borehole or well at the camp, less room for personal gear) but it sounds like the ministry opportunities are off the charts. Please be praying for our travel since we will be bouncing around in the back of a truck for 8 hours in 100 degree heat and these roads are about as smooth as a cornfield. Above all, pray for open hearts and minds of those we will be meeting out there and that my team and I will humbly and wholly give ourselves to God for the preaching of the Gospel in every way.

We've taken the tests for the culture unit, turned in our theology papers, and gave our last messages for preaching class so next up is the Wilderness First Responder course when we get back from the bush.


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