It's Friday morning and we are wrapping up the conference today. It has been a very impactful week for all of us, API team and all the pastors and church leaders, as we have studied the book of Galatians in depth. But I think all those who have attended this conference would say that the evening session with Pastor Roger teaching on children's ministry has been one of the great highlights for us, mainly because he gets the place jumping with his energetic delivery and infectious enthusiasm.
Our afternoon question and answer sessions have been incredibly helpful and fruitful times for these pastors and leaders. Our panel is composed of the API team and two of the leading pastors in Lodwar and together we have all gained a greater understanding, not only of the passages we have studied, but of each other and our respective cultures.
It is always difficult to bring these to a close and the conversations always continue outside.
I want to give a special shout out to the guy who is the hardest worker on the team and makes everything go - Rrrrrob Hostager.
And the guys who make everyone laugh.
While we have been working hard in Lodwar, there has been a work party laboring to build a church in the village of Namagirat. Monday, we bought all the materials for the church building and sent it out to the site, and by Thursday the workers had built the framework.
Next week, Roger, Rob, Dan and I will be headed out into the bush to join the church in celebration of this new construction. I'd like to thank all those who have contributed to the Brad Pederson Memorial Building Fund to make this happen.
We thank you for your faithful prayers and ask that they would continue. Pray that these pastors and church leaders would leave with encouragement and joy from the Holy Spirit and they would take the word they have heard and proclaim it to their congregations.