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Sunday, February 25, 2007

Kisumu Experience


The Kisumu conference is now history, with about 500 pastors in attendance in 85 degree plus heat. We gathered each morning at 8:30 am for worship and, with a 15 minute Chai break (no coffee here!!) and a 30 miute lunch break, we sent straight through each day till 4:30 pm. I'm not sure who learned the most. I asked these pastors to greet you all (especially the MCC church who released us).

On the last day, Thursday afternoon, each attendee was given a 25 kilo box of 60 books for their library. You can see the joy on this woman's face as she hoisted the box efffortlessly on her head and walked off.

Pastors used every conveyance possible to haul their books as far away as 600 kilometers (almost to the border of Sudan!). These were the hungriest pastors I've ever met. Hungry for good teaching, hungry for worship, hunry for fellowship, and yes, hungry for books.

3 Comments:

At 7:10 PM , Blogger Andrew Stonina said...

How did you survive with no coffee? Perhaps it is a sign that you should give it up!

 
At 1:44 PM , Blogger Miss Elissa said...

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At 1:45 PM , Blogger Miss Elissa said...

Don, this sounds like such an amazing experience, I'm really pleased that you guys have the opportunity to be there! I have good friends with SIM teaching at a seminary in Ethiopia; training these pastors is really important work!

How has Martha's experience been? Any pictures of her artists in training or their creations? :)

 

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