At our class the other day, the Swazi men let me eat with them outside the church in Mhlanagatne, which we were using for a classroom.
A Swazi pastor explains how he is blessed as he uses his training to bless others.
A Durban Bible College student uses the testimony of his difficult past to minister to those suffering a similar fate.
TEAM missionary Brian Flickner regularly leads a group of pastors, all graduates of Durban Bible College, in weekly prayer meetings. Pastor Shaun Pillay, a member of that group in the mid-2000s, now disciples new believers while serving as a missionary for the North America Mission Board in Connecticut.
Having just finished reading The Hobbit aloud together in early December, I looked at Susan over my bowl of breakfast cereal and confessed, “I think I’m a bit of a Bilbo Baggins."
When we enter or even walk past the shops of Manzini, we hear the radio blaring from within. And usually the programming is coming from Voice of the Church (VOC). In America, we would call it a “Christian radio station.”
As I look out over the faces of my Zion Bible College students, I am aware of this disheartening truth – many are just not getting it.
Thirty-nine people came to our recent CrossRoads training. Many came from the far southeastern corner of Swaziland. One lady caught a bus at 4 a.m.
The students in our AIDS and the Church class had a choice: write an 800-word research paper evaluating abstinence programs, or teach a True Love Waits seminar.
It was not a good day! We had traveled over ninety minutes to a distant Zion Bible College class in the hills along the Mozambique border. It was raining.
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