Thursday, July 28, 2011

Here and Half Way Around the World

Today, Mary and Traci went to a church in a remote part of Kenya to conduct a conference for the Tabitha Ministry. Tabitha is a Bible study ministry that also reaches out to help meet the physical needs of those involved, when the individual shows an exceptional indication of responsibility and integrity. Today’s sessions were for tribal women who are leading Bible studies in small primitive villages.

The women can participate in a rigorous scripture memory program that, when completed, earns them a Bible in their own language. In the picture, the women are happily holding up the rewards of their dedication to learning the assigned verses. However, they not only learn to recite the verses, but they have learned to assimilate the truth of the verses into their lives. Their faith is based on those verses.

Mary came back hoarse because there was not an adequate audio system, so she had to speak loudly throughout each message. She was tired at the end of the day, but she said:
“Had a wonderful day with 300 Bible study leaders of Tabitha. It was so encouraging to hear them report that they remembered my messages from last year. Music to a teacher's ears! Thanks to those who are supporting our ministry here.”

And thanks be to God whose word says: faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word (Romans 10:17)...both here and half way around the world.

2 comments:

  1. This should not only be an encouragement to us but a challenge! Thank you!

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  2. That's good hear. What challenge do you especially take away?

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