Well – Ed Weaver and JR Whitby have been to Nigeria and back; Mark Overstreet and board member Bruce Lowe have been to Kenya and back. The Nigeria trip was to wrap up some details relative to Phase I and to begin kicking off Phase II of continued evangelism and outreach in the northern states.
Additional partners to expand the ministry were met to discuss initial plans and old partners were included in the conversations to provide local insight and consistency in our approach.
The Kenya trip was for the purpose of local planning of our 3.5 year pastor/leader training without books. Most leader training is literate in nature – but many leaders will have non-literate constituencies – so how do we ensure they communicate in a style considerate of their flocks? Mark and Bruce have come back with a passionate vision of the future and we’re grateful for their engagement with our team on the ground and continuing to forge those relationships in Kenya that are so critical for the success of the ministry.