Quick entry before leaving for the training today: Yesterday was Sunday here and I preached in three different churches, 1 hour, half hour, and 1 hour. Three different villages, ladies in their beautiful colorful sari’s and men in their white. Preached twice on deity of Christ and last on the priesthood of believers, encouraging them all to be church planters which is what our training is about. Got home at 7pm, lay down on the bed “for a moment” and woke up at 3 a.m.

We will have about 50-70 in the school today and will begin to teach about the different levels of leadership that it takes to plant churches. The spirit of the people is high and encouraging to me. Loving the Indian food, lots of rice but mixing it with all kinds of curry dishes with vegetable and/or chicken. VERY GOOD! Eating Indian style with three-finger scoop – I’m going to love showing that method of eating meals to the grandchildren when I get back. The method involves balancing the plate on your left hand and scooping the food into your mouth with three fingers of the right and. They keep trying to provide me some kind of table to put my plate on (because I guess I look like a clumsy westerner), but I am enjoying learning to eat their way and (warnings to Gail) may continue to eat this way when I get home…. Three more days here before leaving all these wonderful new friends in India and traveling to the work in Uganda. Pray that the churches catch the message of church planting – it’s the way to win India to Christ, but we must move on from the western idea of “we will build it and ya’ll come” to “Here is Christ.What will you do with Him? Let’s meet to learn about Him. Now that you know Him, let’s baptize you and introduce Him to others…” And so the work goes…

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