I hope all is well with you. Everything is going really well here. After some really hot days today was very cool in comparison. Top temp was 24 but it feels like 19.
I was able to catch up with one of our past students from 2012. He was able to tell me all the good things that the Lord has been able to do through him. Since the SOE, he and his wife have planted a church due to the number of conversions they have been involved in. A lot of the converts they are now discipling are from Hindu and Muslim backgrounds. The power of the Gospel has been able reach into these families and bring a mighty change.
Today was the first day of the SOE. It was a great but tiring day of lectures. Unfortunately not all who have registered attended today but we are expecting a few more to arrive over the next few days. At this stage we have about 20 students. It is really encouraging seeing the Lord at work in this place.
One of the students who is aged 27 shared that for the last 10 years of his life he has been running away from God because he felt that due to certain repeated failures or issues in his life God would abandon him and would no longer forgive him or help him overcome his problems. This caused him to struggle with his relationship with the Lord. It wasn't until today, through the teaching of God's word, that he realised in his heart that God has forgiven him and there is no more condemnation in Christ. Today he felt for the first time that he was free. His guilt, that he had been hanging on to for a long time, was gone. Now all he wants to do is pursue the Lord with his whole heart and serve him with everything he has.
Praise the Lord that He is the one that binds the broken hearted and can set captive people free! Please continue to pray for me and the school. Pray that the other registered students would arrive safely and that the Lord would continue to sustain me.