It’s been a life-long dream of mine to teach in a seminary or Bible college. Today I had my first day doing so but it was much more difficult than I expected: no electricity (no PowerPoint), very hot dark room, students by nature totally unresponsive, fever and stomach pains, a magic trick that I messed up, etc. I talked about what God expects of us in order to hear Him say “Well done, good and faithful servant,” what it means to be a godly husband and wife, leadership lessons from the life of Jesus (I dressed as Mark and did it first person from him) and 10 signs that we are growing spiritually. Afterwards pastors, teachers and even some students expressed profuse appreciation and said how it all spoke to them. So did the head of the seminary here. God used it as He promised He would. “When I am weak then I am strong.”
I came straight back to the hotel instead of staying for Alan’s first 2 sessions on heaven. I crashed for a few hours, and then started feeling better. Prayers for my health would be appreciated. Especially pray for my teaching: tomorrow focuses in spiritual warfare, Monday on an overview of the whole Bible, Tuesday on Bible prophecy and Wednesday a workshop on how to study the Bible and develop sermons. Alan will be talking about heaven for 2 sessions every day as well. Please pray for him and those important messages as well. He’s been a good friend, helpful coworker and all around great blessing this whole trip!
And many thanks for your prayers and emails. I really look forward to reading your emails. They are a contact with home and a real encouragement. Thanks for your faithfulness!
Ephesians 1:16-17 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
Sunday, Feb 8, 10 AM: During morning worship some slides and sermon about lessons from this India trip
Wednesday, Feb 11, 7 PM: full set of slides and talk about the India trip
Saturday, Feb 14,2:15 PM: Memorial service for Richard Schmoyer at Phoebe Home (in Moyer Hall), Allentown, PA
Sunday, Feb 15, 10 AM: all the Schmoyers’ at church; ”Godly Grandparents” (Advice for grandparents and those who one day will be grandparents – lessons I’ve learned from my father’s death)
Plans and provisions for Pastor Moses’ visit to the USA: when to come, where to speak, who to visit, what to do. If you have an opportunity for us to come so he can present the ministry please let me know soon. We must make plans so we can get his Visa, and that goes very slow in India! If there aren’t opportunities for him to present our ministry we’ll put the trip off as we did last year.
CTO future development, growth – next step in this ministry
Help with CTO ministry, volunteer secretary to help track finances, develop documents, etc.
Me: transition at MSBC, what to do with things I must move from MSBC (place to store, give etc)
Time, focus, wisdom for new book(s) requested: Basic Guide for New Believers (“Discipleship”) and How To Study the Bible and Develop Sermons