We had another full day of teaching and fellowship in Lodwar. Today Pastor Tim taught through all of chapter four of Ephesians and I got through the first half of chapter five. Again the response was overwhelming to us. It seemed that every pastor wanted to tell Tim and Rob and I how blessed they have been by our coming to this desolate place to teach them the word of God. Apparently not too many Bible teachers make up to Lodwar. I cannot count the number of invitations we have received to conduct conferences in other areas. One pastor from a village on the border with Ethiopia assured me that it would be very easy because they had an airstrip there.
We have pastors from many different denominational stripes attending here and at least one former Muslim who was saved and is now pastoring a church. His heart's desire is to go to Saudi Arabia to minister the gospel to those people.
There are pastors here who have not been in the saddle for very long, and others who have served as pastors for decades. But they all seem young in their enthusiasm for the word of God and the proclamation of the gospel. One of my favorite young pastors is a guy named Spurgeon. I asked him how he got this unusual name and he told me that after he came to Christ, he got hold of a book of C.H. Spurgeon's sermons and he appreciated them so much he took his name.
All the pastors send their greetings!