April 17, 2008

Pastor's Training Institute - Ethiopia

PTI round 5 is quickly approaching - one month from this coming Monday. So I thought I'd post a brief reminder to be praying for myself, Anthony, and a few other men from his church as we travel May 21-30. I will be doing the majority of the teaching - first from from Genesis 1-11, and then from the book of Hebrews. Do pray for the Lord's help as we train 60+ men to take the everlasting gospel of Jesus to the unreached villages and towns of Ethiopia:
  • For the message prep that still needs to be completed
  • For the eagerness and openness of the trainees
  • For adequate rest (jet-lag, long teaching hours, late night talks, etc.)
  • For logistics (our travel, the trainees' travel, expenses, etc.)
  • For Anthony, who returns 'home' with all sorts of new and unforeseen emotions, needs, and tasks
  • For our walks with the Lord (Anthony, myself, plus Frank, Jamie, and Joseph who are going to be helping Anthony pack his belongings to bring back
  • For long-term fruit - that many new and faithful Ethiopian churches might be birthed as a result of PTI
Thank you so much. Stay tuned for updates - pre, mid, and post-trip (theological pun intended). I lean toward post.

If you are interested in sponsoring a pastor (or two, or ten) ... you can send a check to:

Christ Community Church
P.O. Box 795
New Albany, MS 38652

Earmark the check for PTI ETHIOPIA. After the men and their churches cover 25% of the expense, it costs roughly $40.00 to feed , transport, and house each trainee throughout the sessions. I think we are still in need of about $1000.00 (sponsorship of 25 men). Thank you, as always, for your generosity.

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