We sent a team from Bethel to Nicaragua with IBAC- Institutos Biblicos America Central on March 10-17. On this trip we’ll be training Pastors through theological education. Follow our trip updates on this page.
Today was our first day of gathering with the pastors and church leaders on Ometepe for teaching “Survey of the Old Testament”. This morning we had about 58 people show up for training and the first session was led by Jim Wilson (IBAC) giving an overview and timeline of the Old Testament. David Goss taught on Genesis 1-11 followed by Greg Brandenburg teaching on Abraham (only after having everyone sing and do the motions to ‘Father Abraham’). After lunch, Brent Kirkley covered Genesis 23-50, and Mark Mattay taught on Moses and the Exodus.
We continue to covet your prayer for our team including the translators. Pray for protection over sickness and for strength for handling the hot weather. Also pray that we can be a ‘blessing’ to all of the church leaders we are interacting with this week. Thanks
David and Psalms—Mark
The Divided Kingdom—Jim
Job—JimEveryone is well – some minor stomach queasiness but nothing a peptobismal didn’t fix. Thanks for the opportunity. This is a real blessing.
pastors and church leaders each day. Our prayers have been for God to speak to the hearts and minds of the attendees. We went to conduct a church service Tuesday nite for a pastor who had been injured in a motorcycle accident Mark Mattay gave the message and it was a beautiful service about the Unity of God’s people. It was an hour each way to his church so it was a really long day, but rewarding none the less.We depart the hotel tomorrow morning at 5:15 am to catch the 6 am ferry. We will visit a market in the town of Masayah (pronounced Messiah) on the way back to Managua. We will depart for Houston Saturday afternoon. We ask you to pray for safe and easy travels.Despite the many blessings we have received while here we are looking forward to being home.Serving Him with you,