My favorite part of teaching with TLI is watching the students interact with the Bible, and wrestle together over what they are seeing.
After they worked together in groups, one student shared about what he had been learning.
“I never really saw that salvation is all a work of God’s grace. I guess I’ve still always thought that we sort of earn it in some way. But now I know that before God all of us are equal, and it is completely by the work of the gospel that we are His children. This makes me want to share the gospel even more.”
We have a few less students at this training, than at the last one I attended (probably 50, rather than 60). That may seem sad, but actually some of that decrease is really a good thing.
One of our former students, who also served us as a translator, is not here because she is now serving in missions in Jordan.
Another - a young man who was hoping to do ministry in China - is now doing his degree in India and working on language, in preparation to go to China.
And I should also mention Demeke, who is here this week .. but that’s not because he hasn’t been running ahead in God’s calling. He’s back for a short stay, but currently serving as a church planter in Zambia.
The Lord is calling leaders from Ethiopia to serve Him around the world.
His gracious work continues here in this land, and extends well beyond.
He is at work in every nation, among every people, drawing men to Himself and calling out a transformed people for the glory of His great name.
Thank you for praying, and for helping to make this work happen.
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Please join us THIS SUNDAY for our potluck at 2:00! Meet us at Los Vecinos with your favorite side dish and celebrate with us!
International Students Inc. (ISI) has a fantastic volunteer opportunity for anyone willing to share their Thanksgiving with the students! There are options for large dinners hosted by churches, mid-size dinners hosted by smaller churches or church community groups, and several small dinners hosted by individuals or families. If you are interested in hosting one or more students for a Thanksgiving meal, contact Vince Tidwell for more information!
Shine will be putting together Winter Break boxes for A. Montoya families in need. Each box will provide breakfast and lunch items for a student every day of winter break! We will have a tree set up next Sunday, November 25 in the foyer that will have tags with specific items that we need to fill the boxes. Please take as many tags as you like and return the items on Friday, December 21. Also, please join us on Saturday, December 22 from 10:00am-12:00pm at the A. Montoya parking lot to have coffee and doughnuts with the families when they come to pick up their boxes! Contact Ashley Procter for more information.
The 2019 Clarus Conference is March 1st-3rd. The topic is “Letters to the 7 Churches” by guest speakers Kevin DeYoung and H. B. Charles Jr. There are postcards in the foyer if you want more information. If you are interested in the Early Group Registration rate of $30 per person, please let Elizabeth know by November 27th.