Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Our conference this year is being held at the SHARE International compound just outside of town. It is a beautiful site and an excellent venue for API. SHARE was founded by Sammy and Mary Muri who had a heart and passion to train and equip Christian workers to bring the gospel to unreached people groups.
Mornings in Lodwar begin with a time in the word and prayer and conversation with the team. We've got a great team at this conference and I feel blessed to have these men with me.
Of course we have to stay alert since not all life forms are friendly.
We had our first full day on Tuesday and our registration is officially full. Due to the pandemic protocols, we can only accommodate 100 people at the center. And everyone is wearing masks (sort of), having their temperature taken regularly, and washing their hands repeatedly.
Wearing the mask can make communication difficult, but thankfully it isn't required for the speakers. Although I did have to remind my interpreter of that fact. All I could hear was 'Mphh'.
Tuesday evening we were joined via pre-recorded video by our missing team member, Pastor Tim Bourgeois who shared on God's Building. His presence was sorely missed by many of the pastors who had anticipated seeing him this year. But they were consoled a bit by seeing him via video. We were greatly privileged to have the Honorable Member of Parliament, Lodepe Nakura join us to share on Fatherhood in the Church.
Everyone I've talked to has told me already how much they are enjoying the conference and how they couldn't believe it was actually taking place. Apparently this is the first conference in Kenya since the shutdown in March. Everyone agrees it is a God thing!
Thanks again for keeping us in your prayers as we go through this week. God is at work in the hearts of many people here.