Tuesday June 23/09
One of God’s Seven Wonders…
A lot has happened since we last talked. Our Sunday started in Lusaka at The Tabernacle of David Assembly in downtown Lusaka and ended at Calvary Church in Livingstone Zambia (a six hour drive from Lusaka). Upon our arrival in Livingstone, the service had already started and within a few minutes Bishop Simon Peter and I preached the Word. I loaded the bases and he hit the homerun. What a time we had with young people filling the altars after the preaching of the Word!!!!
Monday morning we experienced one of the Seven Wonders of the World – Victoria Falls. What an amazing experience to see God’s incredible handy work. Hopefully the pictures will give you a small sense of God’s vast creation.
That brings us to today – Tuesday June 23, 2009. Seventy pastors felt to be on the cutting edge of ministry in Zambia were hand selected by the leadership of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Zambia to attend a three day conference. The theme is: “Transitioning the Church from Hundreds to Thousands”. There is such expectancy in the room as we share, worship and pray together. It is wonderful to watch as pastor’s break into groups and talk through issues that relate to urban ministry. What does an urban church and minister look like? How does the urban church stay relevant in society? How does the urban minister stay relevant and correct? I just met a young pastor by the name of Felix who drove 18 hours to be at this conference. He has a church of 400 but believes that God wants to see it grow to 2000. God reward His faith and bless the financial sacrifice and prolonged travel it took for him to arrive in Kawbe Zambia for three days!!!
I cannot tell you how overwhelming it is to hear pastors and leaders respond to the message of Reinventing the Church. It blows my mind to think that something conceived in my heart last July 2008 would come to birth in March 2009 and now it is growing in the heart of leadership around the world. That MJ and I could be called to such a ministry for such a time as this is truly humbling.
Internet access and phone access is very limited in this part of Zambia. I am going to do my best to get as much information to you as possible. Please be patient and don’t forget to check the Blog every couple of days.
Thanks for your ongoing prayers. We are having a powerful time on the Continent of Africa!
Until next time…