Blog post by Teri
Phil and I wrapped up 4 days of teaching approximately 27 pastors on Friday. What an amazing experience to hear of the conditions in which these pastors faithfully serve. Many receive no salary and must support their families and shepherd their flocks with no remuneration. Phil taught on the person and work of the Holy Spirit, and I taught on Biblical conflict resolution. Both subjects were extremely well-received and we felt privileged to be able to encourage these Godly pastors.
Today was the culmination of our trip to Kumi, as our team attended and participated in the dedication of Kumi Christian Visionary School. The ceremony began with KCVS students, a marching band, and 2 of our team members (Jacinto and Jeffrey) parading around the town, calling people to the ceremony.
Order, protocol, and properness are important to their events. Many speeches peppered the program. Our team was introduced, Becky and Steve gave speeches, we presented the school with a monetary gift, and then sang America the Beautiful. There were many long speeches, but to Ugandans, this was quite meaningful.
Ugandan time is quite different than ours. We arrived at the school at 10:30am, even though we were supposed to be there at 9am. There ceremony was to end at 1pm, but did not even start until 1, and did not end until 5:30. There was a feast of beef, chicken, vegetables, and rice.
Much progress on the school construction was made over the week, elevating everyone's spirits.
The children were awed by the celebration, and proud of their new uniforms. I believe God was honored in these events, and I praise him for the work he has accomplished.
We would appreciate your prayers as we participate in worship in Kumi tomorrow at 8am, and also for a member of our team, Connie, who is not feeling well.
Blessings to you all!