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Pastors conference

Yesterday was the kick off of our Pastors school and conference.  God has greatly moved so far; it is unreal.  Pastor Austin Gardner and Pastor Derik Lawrence have been doing such a wonderful job preaching and teaching.  We have been greatly challenged.

The greatest challenge that I have received has been seeing the effects of a missionary doing too much.  What I mean by that, is that too many times we feel sorry for the people because of their lack and because of our abundance.  So we don’t let them do their part.  It is easy for us to create a beggar mentality in pastors and also in the churches.  They don’t really trust God, but they trust the missionary for their needs.

We will continue to help build, train men, and do as much as we can so that the work of God will advance, but we will definitely make them do more and trust God more.  We want to create a movement in this country, and it can’t be done by an American missionary nor American money alone.  It will need to be done by the Burkinabe people. It has been exciting to see how some of the pastors have received these messages.  It is my prayer that they will begin to accept their responsibility.

Yesterday, there were over 30 pastors or pastors in training in attendance.  8 years ago, there was only one.  God is doing great things in this country.  I believe that a great movement has already started.

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