Baby Isaac

A year or so ago I wrote a post about our friends Ken and Lepo, comparing them to Abraham and Sarah in their quest to get a baby by adding another wife to their family. Their “Ishmael” was born to the second wife and given to Lepo, and is the sweetest little girl, named Ruthie.…

Hungry

Api (who has rocketed into my top 5 favorite Menyans) asked me yesterday if he and his wife, Tema, could come over so I could teach them something. So we had them for dinner by the fire tonight. Food menu: potatoes and greens; spiritual menu: grace and faith.

Follow Up: Roman and Katy

Since Roman and Katy were inconsistent in their attendance at our lessons and never expressed much understanding, I’ve been skeptical about what they have grasped. Roman showed up to our Sunday church meeting for the second week without Katy. When we were done, I asked him if I could come down to their house Monday…

Pray for Francis

He is clear on some points, but still seems to be having trouble putting it all together. I’ve talked to him a few times since we finished the lessons, but every time I have to cover the same ground again. Also, Rita is really worried because he hasn’t changed from his sinful ways overnight.

What Now?

We met with our group of new believers this morning to talk about what’s next. The picture above is of Wati, Hoku and Gapi reading through the Bible verses (in Menyan) before we began. We started by reiterating the fact that we are saved by God’s grace, through faith, not our own work. We then…

Teaching Update #11

Teaching Update #11 Sunday Elizabeth and I met with Rita and Mati to catch them up on a couple of days worth of missed lessons–they had traveled to another village for Mati’s mother’s funeral. We talked about Jesus’ birth and temptation. We left them with John’s quote “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away…