I must confess that at times that greeting sounds a little overused and insincere. Yet it is at the same time sincerely (amazingly) thrilling to my spirit and only begins to touch at the edge of my comprehension. It feeds an internal hunger for "Even so come LORD JESUS". I hope it does for you as well my friends.
This email is to update you on Doug's next teaching opportunity. LORD WILLING, this week 36 South Sudanese Church Leaders will be making their way from South Sudanese refugee camps in Dem. Republic of Congo, and Uganda, as well as the "bush" rural areas of South Sudan to arrive by next Sunday in a Ugandan border town (with South Sudan) for the purpose of completing their last two TRI-M courses for S.S.E.S.T. (South Sudan Evangelical School of Theology). It will not be a comfortable or inexpensive trip for many. Yet they have over the past year been in contact with the School's Leadership to beg them to coordinate with them this last teaching session. It has literally taken a year to work through the details of these refugees traveling between countries, where and when to meet, expenses, safety issues and just communicating final details. However, they did not give up or let it drop in spite of the other overwhelming struggles they face with losing everything, as refugees, and living under very difficult and often dangerous conditions.
Please join us in prayer for this next week's teaching modules. Pray that....
1) ...the Church Leaders will see God's protective Hand upon them in the miles they must travel to join us.
2) ...Protection for their families they leave for 10-12 days.
3) ...their ministries will see others within their group rise up to fill in the gaps while the Leaders are gone. Many have started new Church Plants in the refugee camps and rural hiding areas within South Sudan, seizing the opportunities to minister hope to those feeling hopeless. Other Leaders have reached in to the government and rebel units as unofficial Chaplains (with help of the first "SSEST/TRI-M Certificate" ) to reach soldiers for Christ.
4) ...God to open up the best place to hold the teaching modules. That is in the hands of the S. Sudanese Leaders and Doug will not find out much of those details until he arrives later this week.
5) ...God would multiply the love gifts from Bible Baptist Church and BBC's Young Adult Ministry for assistance through these "students" to refugees especially in the bush areas without access to humanitarian aid.
6) ...Doug can see God's Leading in the many connections to get (him and the luggage / course materials) to Koboko Uganda for meeting these Pastors.
7) ...Cheryl's discipleship ministries at home (Indiana) will flourish as she also cares for many extra things while Doug is away.
Striving to Serve Christ,
Doug Boisvert, D. Min.
Tri-M E. African Director; and TRI-M Asia
sent out by Springville Baptist Church, PA
"To this end I also labor, striving according to His working..." (Colossians 1:29)