Trip to Mwingi
This time, Vidar has been in Mwingi teaching together with Riaan Nel. It is always a great pleasure to come back and see that the students have grown since last time, and to hear all of their testimonies of what God has done in their lives and in their churches. We have included a couple so you can read for yourself. It was a great help and joy to have Riaan help with the subjects of Prosperity and Family Life. One pastor commented “I thought I knew all about the family, and I was teaching it in my church. Now I realize how little I knew.”
Here is a couple of testimonies we heard on this last trip.
This school has really helped me, especially the subject of Righteousness. Before, most of my preaching was condemnation. But now it has really changed. I hear people commenting [about it]. One of things I have learned in this school is that we should speak to help the people because they are desperate for help. One preacher was commenting about my preaching, and started asking about the school. Others need to receive what we have received.
A Paralyzed Healed
We learned about healing and faith last year. At home [a very remote area without running water or electricity] there was a lady that was paralyzed. She had gone to witch doctors and hospitals even in Nairobi for help. Finally she asked the church for help. Then we prayed, and the Lord helped her. Now she is back in school, she is healed.
Expansion and Growth
We are making preparations for the next set of students. We spoke to one of the leaders of all the bishops and pastors for the coast region. He became very excited about the school, and is going to help us promote it amongst the bishops and overseers for all the various denominations in Kenya. On our next trip, we plan to meet with this group of overseers and present the school to them. Thank God for favor and for good connections.
As the school is growing, we are now looking to build an office building in the Mombasa area. The plans are on the drawing board, so we will come back with more details later. We also need to hire an administrator to manage some of the affairs in Kenya while we are gone.
Teaching in Austria
Students eagerly paying attention. From the classroom in Mwingi.
The school has become quite popular, and news is spreading by word of mouth. Many have come to join the school after we have taught the first module in a town. In Mombasa there is such a demand that several pastors have asked Pastor Meni to conduct an extra session. This week and next week, he is teaching the first module to 16 students. Pray for strength for him and that he will teach the Word of God effectively and boldly.
Lunch with the students. Steamed vegetables and fruits are common: rice, beans and corn with bananas and papaya.
Our family is doing well. There is only a few days left now until we will increase to 4. We will send out another email with picture when the addition arrives.