14 May Nicaragua Team Update
We are having a great week so far. Around 35 Nicaraguans have attended the classes each day, and from the responses and discussions we can tell that they are engaged. We really cannot ask for more than to have students/leaders who are listening and open to change.
I (Patrick) got to preach at New Jerusalem Church in Managua on Sunday. I preached on the importance of hearing God’s voice through His word. During our teaching time we had to evacuate the church for the health ministry to spray for mosquitoes. As we exited the building a young man entered the building spraying the fog in the entire sanctuary! We had to wait for the fog to clear and then we went back in. My class on Monday dealt with such topics as how we got the word of God, God’s revelation through the Bible, how we know the Bible is reliable, and other topics. Andy began to teach on the parable of the prodigal son which we prefer to call the parable of the story of the two prodigals. The students were very much engaged especially when we broke into small groups.
The number of students in our classes grew on Tuesday. We talked about valuing Scripture above all else. We also did an exposition of Psalm 119 and looked at how many words that are used to describe God’s word. Andy’s classes have been so well received that a student within the classes even asked him to consider appearing on his radio program.
I think the students are not the only ones who are learning this week, we are learning from them too. It’s a great opportunity for us to be in such a beautiful place with great people who are hungry to learn and very appreciative of our service to them.
Que Dios les bendiga!
– Andy & Patrick