March 16, 2020
Dear friends and family,
I have returned one week early from a planned three-week trip to Tanzania and Liberia. Training Leaders International [TLI] decided to bring us home, which was a very wise move. It was necessary to fly through Brussels and so I am in a self-imposed two-week quarantine even though I have no Covid-19 symptoms. I will be fine, except for not seeing the grandkids.
I traveled with an experienced TLI missionary, our Vice-President of Theological Education, Duane Tweeten, and we had profitable discussions with our potential partners in Tanzania. Please continue praying as we hone an agreement that satisfies all involved.
We then flew to Liberia, joining three other TLI trainers, and taught our final course, 2 Timothy, to our soon-to-graduate students. We had to leave early on Friday evening and so missed the graduation ceremonies on Saturday. We were excited about meeting the student’s families and friends and we were all very disappointed. Pictured below are some of the students with graduation certificates.
In Liberia, all my students based their end-of-the-week sermons on the text of Scripture assigned to them! That is huge progress for the church in Liberia. Please continue to pray that the scourge of the prosperity gospel will be driven from Liberia and Africa.
Now for two highlights!
Additionally, please pray about the future of training in Tanzania. We continue to discuss our arrangements and hope to begin our classes in December.
Thanks again for reading and praying and giving. Together, we are impacting the church for Christ!
I’ve included some pictures below to give you a feel for Liberia and Tanzania. You can also access more pics on my Facebook page.
Tanzanians trying to sing an old American song and one from their country