PREPARATION FOR NEW OPPORTUNITIES RESUMED

For the last 3 weeks, I have re-gained enough strength to get back to studying and preparing for whatever upcoming opportunities to share God’s word. I have been able to complete the study, which hopefully, I will be able to teach in Kenya this fall. I will be teaching 12 sessions on the subject entitled, ‘Redeemed to Worship’. I have added four new sessions to this workbook, on the extremely important subject of the ‘Health and Wealth Prosperity Message’, which has literally ravaged much of the evangelical church in Africa. Please pray that our Lord will grace me with the strength to fulfill this vital mission to plant sound doctrine and obliterate this deadly erroneous message. Also, I will be teaching the “Christ-centered Discipleship” study for the Ouachita Baptist Association in Louisiana, during the week of August 21-26. I will be serving with my dear friend Craig James, who is their Director of Mission, as well as, the pastor of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Furthermore, I am attempting to redeem this time of recuperation, by working on the completion of the ‘book edition’ of Christcentered Evangelism. Once I complete the rough draft, it will be edited. Then upon completion, we already have requests for it to be translated into 3 additional languages! Please pray for me, as I labor in this challenging undertaking to complete this study in “book form”.

CONFERENCE IN INDIA GOES ON

As you probably remember, I was scheduled to go to India this month. Unfortunately, I am still not strong enough to travel. But, it is my joy to share with you that two of the Indian nationals, which I have had the privilege to train in the ‘Christ-centered Evangelism’ workbook, will be teaching the workbook, in my stead, in Goa and Siliguri, India. I just received a note of gratitude from Raj Eleazar, who will be teaching this study to 60 pastors in northeast India. He shares, “Thank you very much for the helping hand that your ministry has extended towards the portion of the mission work of India, which our Lord has entrusted to me. Also, my wife and I are continually praying for Bro. Ed. I Hope and pray that I will do justice with the teaching material of ‘Christ-Centered Evangelism’. I'm sincerely telling this, that I can't fill the shoes of Bro. Ed’s teaching on this subject in Siliguri. But I will assure you that I will do my best to teach the truths which my brother has poured into me. Please pray for the pastors and I continually, as I teach them this very important subject. Love and regards.

Then our dear brother Jaison Job, who is the Director of Dr. Herrod’s Bible Institute in Goa, India, will be teaching the “Christ-centered Evangelism” study to another group of 53 pastors! Our ministry will pay for the publication of the workbooks in both Siliguri and Goa, India. There will be pastors in attendance, from 14 different states of the nation of India. Of course, I will miss training and worshiping with these precious men of God.