Transformation in Ethiopia
Nov 16 11:46 AM

Transformation in Ethiopia

Nov 16 11:46 AM
Nov 16 11:46 AM

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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Volunteers are needed in several capacities:

Picking students up at airport, temporary homestays, or helping with apartment hunting

Help at welcome center

Furniture movers, pickup and distribution

Prepare dish for volunteer/student lunches (sign-up sheets will be in the foyer)

These activities will run July 31-August 17, pick the times that work best for you. There are also opportunities that span the entire school year as well:

Assist with English program

Student friendship partners (meet monthly with student)

Please contact Vince Tidwell or Stan Schug for

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The door is open to share the Gospel in our public schools! Come and be a part of Bible Club!  The trainings are from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. either

August 4th at Mountain Valley Church

in Edgewood

or

August 11th at Monterey Baptist in Albuquerque.

Contact Gail Salazar at 980-6890 or email at

sonfollower@reagan.com to RSVP.

 

 
Luke Feldner and Vince Tidwell are introducing an adult fellowship group focused on studying and discussing Systematic Theology. The planned curriculum includes ten introductory lessons on defining and categorizing theology, Christian epistemology, defining "essentials" vs "non-essentials", and the historical sources and norms of Christian belief. The goal of this new small group will be to hold each other accountable for obeying Christ's command to love the Lord with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Contact the office at mccn14@gmail.com if you are interested. 

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