I leave today for four weeks to journey to Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia. I will be joined by Dr. Walker and Mel Fox for the whole trip, and Dave Champness for the Kenya and Uganda portion.
In each place there will be different work to be done.
In Kenya, we will have a two day prayer retreat in which 150 businesses will come from five different cities to rededicate their businesses to God. We will also celebrate the graduation of the next class of students at the Kenyan Africa Theological Seminary with certificates, diplomas, and BAs in Theology and Counseling.
In Uganda, we will meet with ICM Uganda and hold a two day workshop for pastors and church leaders at the Ugandan Africa Theological Seminary in Tororo (Eastern Uganda). We have been looking forward to this for some time and have already trained a couple of the faculty. We will be going there with the two DML staff from Kenya who will be able to lend support to the Uganda team as it develops. We will also spend some time visiting businesses while we are there.
We will then leave for Ethiopia, where I will be teaching Integrity and Finance at the Evangelical Theological College in Addis Ababa, and we will also be doing a Discipling Marketplace Leaders introductory event, as well as the two day training event. All the materials have been translated into Amharic, and we are praying for the right people to come.
In the meantime, our training partner for Ethiopia is in Indiana and is hosting a two day BAM symposium. We are grateful for our trainer, Kent Ringger, who will be representing DML and will be presenting on our behalf.
I am excited to get back on the field again after doing so much writing over the last little while. We covet your prayers and will look forward to sharing with you what God is doing as we seek to join Him in His work.