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Monday, July 16, 2012
Do you know how to pray with an Eternal Perspective?
The group picture from Nairobi
Our three day conference here in Nairobi ended Saturday
afternoon, and once again there was evidence that the teaching is reaching
their hearts and minds and making a difference.Most of the women who attend this conference are mature Christians and
many have been with us for several years.So, it’s good to reconnect with them. One young woman said that this was
her third year to attend, and the conferences have completely changed her life
by showing her who she is in Christ.That's very encouraging to hear.
This year I emphasized the need for our own spiritual
growth, and shared some teaching on the prayers of Paul, and how that should
influence the way we pray.This was a
totally new teaching to them, and they really grasped the importance of praying
with an eternal perspective.These women
know how to pray, but much of their praying is focused on everyday needs—of
which there are many.Paul’s prayers teach
us to focus more on what will matter for eternity, and they caught that.
Elsy, my dear friend and the chair of the Nairobi committee.
Tomorrow I travel to Kigali, Rwanda for five days of
teaching there, and then home on the 24th.Your prayers for my time in Kigali are much needed; a very different
audience there with tons of “baggage” from the genocide.I pray I will bring them some hope and