The first part of the trip has been great. The church leaders finished Acts and the younger group finished Genesis. We conducted our final experiment for Web-based teaching. I had the privilege of sharing the teaching load with Tim Maness from the County Line Christian Church in Axton, VA. God’s Kingdom was strengthened, community in Christ was shared, students (and teachers) understand their Bibles better, and everyone rejoiced.
Tim Maness was a blessing on this trip and he was inspired by the Rwanda story and the commitment of the church leaders. I think he was especially surprised by the younger group and their desire to go beyond the assignment to keep digging. When they were assigned the life of Joseph, Genesis 37-50, they probably put in an extra hour or more in their research. On Friday morning they presented great reports with good questions about the text. Then there are a few who stand out as leaders among a great group of young people.
Last Tuesday we had arranged our last experiment preparing for Web-based teaching in January. Gene Andrews was in his office in Washington, NC and twenty-one students were in a living room in Kimironko, Rwanda along with the interpreter. Picture and audio was great (no delay), and the teaching was very good. We are ready! In January, Gene Andrews and Tim Turner will plan to teach Philippians for four afternoons (North Carolina to Kigali, Rwanda).
In my reflections today, I am thankful for partners like Theophile, Tim M, Gene, and Tim T. and the privilege to teach God’s leaders in Rwanda.