Greetings from Kenya.
We have arrived safely in this beautiful country, and just finished the first module of school in Mwingi, about 3 hours drive east of Nairobi. It was two intensive weeks with six hours of teaching each day. The courses we taught were Spiritual Growth, Prayer, New Testament Literature, and Holy Spirit.
Some of these pastors have been praying for years that they will be able to go to bible school. Those schools already existing in the country are too expensive for the pastors in the rural areas to attend. One of the schools has a four year program, and costs ksh 250,000 ($ 4000) An average salary for these pastors is ksh 40,000 ($500) Safari Bible School, on the other hand, only cost ksh 200 ($3) a week, and ksh 2200 ($30) for the whole school. The pastors are very excited that their dreams are coming through — a bible school in their area that they can afford.
Wading across a river to come
The first day some of the pastors were missing. They were hindered by a flooding river and cars could not pass. Because of their strong desire to attend the bible school, they waded thigh deep across the river in order to come to school the next day.
Putting It Into Practice
One of the days, Vidar was teaching the pastors about evangelization. He explained how the main purpose of the church is to get people saved. The pastors got a new revelation about their mission, and went out evangelizing the same day. They led one person to the Lord that day!
During a couple of the nights we put up a bedsheet between two poles and showed people ‘The Passion of the Christ’ by Mel Gibson. Without any prior advertising and hindered by some rain, we still had an estimated 500 people see the movie, and we saw several people giving their lives to Jesus.
In May, we go to Kanamai, a village outside of Mombasa. Please pray for our travel to Mombasa, that people will be able to attend and for utterance to speak the Word with boldness. Thank you all for your support!