On Monday I began teaching an Old Testament Survey course. The hunger of these church leaders for the word of God makes teaching so fulfilling. When you ask for questions, you can be sure that you will get questions – and good questions at that. We focused on the concept of God as the maker of covenants and demonstrated how the covenants all lead to Christ and the final covenant in him.
Today (Tuesday) Frank took over teaching responsibilities, teaching from the opening chapter of Genesis. After talking about the entrance of sin into the world, he shared the hope we have in Christ and how sin is erased through Christ. He drove home the point of our now being free in Christ with no condemnation. Suddenly a time of praise broke out in the middle of class. There was singing, shouting, dancing, and praying all taking place. The harmony of voices was beautiful, the tears genuine, and the prayers heartfelt.
This enthusiasm for Christ is what I feel God expects from his people. I often become concerned about the spiritual health and vitality of Christians and churches in my homeland. My prayer is that God will send a revival and a fresh wind of his Spirit to my brothers and sisters in America. I include myself in this prayer.
Thanks to you for your prayers for us on this trip. God is truly answering those prayers.
Gene Andrews teaching church leaders in Kimironko