Last week we taught seventeen church leaders from the Rusororo Church. This was the first time Rwanda Challenge had taught “The Five Purposes of the Church” for one local church. On the second day of the teaching, these Rwandan leaders determined they were weakest in evangelism and community (being the family of God). They decided on several responses over the next year: they would visit and take food to prisoners from their village, cultivate the fields of one widow in the church and one widow from the village, have an all-church day, including neighbors, every three months, etc. One of the advantages we experienced of teaching leaders from just one church was that they were able to leave the teaching with decisions already made concerning application.
On Monday we began “Three Lessons on the Holy Spirit: Gift, Gifts, and Fruit” with twenty denominational church leaders from various parts of Kigali. These church leaders demonstrated a deeper Bible knowledge than the average church leader we teach. However, there was significant confusion concerning the Holy Spirit. They are eager to know what the Bible says and ask many, very good questions. I am confident that we will rejoice in many truths from God’s Word over these four days.
My joy in teaching is their joy in learning.