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I’m Back

I really didn’t go anywhere but I haven’t written for a few days. I seem to do good at blogging and then I seem to disappear for a few days. We had three men trust Jesus last Sunday morning. We keep advancing. I can’t say that we are advancing by leaps and bounds but little by little. A famous phrase in French is “little by little the bird builds his nest.” I feel that this seems to be true in our ministry.

Last week, I also had 2 men come and tell me that they want to be trained for the ministry. Great, right? I suppose that in a country where people have lots(materially speaking), it isn’t a natural desire to want to enter into the ministry. Here, in one of the poorest countries of the world, people will say they want to be in the ministry for their own interests. If they can get attached to the white missionary, maybe they be better off. Of course, I can’t really blame them. I get requests like this often, but it is exciting when it comes from those in our church and young men who show promise. I will be working with the two of them on Monday nights to see their faithfulness before we are totally engaged. I am currently working with four men each morning(Mon. – Thurs.) I also have two other prospects, plus the two already mentioned. Please pray for us, as we need men.

One Response to “I’m Back”

  1. Kelley Says:

    This is wonderful, Keith! I’m reminded of a story I heard long ago about hundreds of starfish that washed up on a seashore. A man was walking among them, throwing them back one at a time. Someone asked him, “You’re never going to be able to get them all into the water. You’re not even making a difference. Why try?” The man bent over, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. Then he looked at his questioner and said, “It made a difference for that one.” Even one, just one soul, matters so much! Praise God that He is able to use you, Rebecca, and those you’ve taught to bring even one more person into relationship with Him!

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