Jordan Update #2

2017-07-07

Today's update is from Brian Burgess. He and his wife, Vicky, live in CA and have partnered with Walk Thru for many years. Here are Brian's thoughts after the first evening of our conference.


2017 07 07 BurgessGreetings from Amman. To visualize where we are, Jordan is just across the Jordan River from Israel. 

What a privilege for Vicky and me to be with such wonderful believers from these sixteen countries. It’s like meeting long lost relatives and immediately being bonded together. Vicky was pleasantly surprised seeing more than fifteen women that she will be getting to know, encourage and pray with.

Phil shared yesterday that we on this team are getting to meet people that we don’t deserve to know and seeing things that we don’t deserve to witness.

The goal of the conference is for our team to be a blessing to these church leaders who are continually putting their lives on the line in these battlefield countries, and for Phil to equip them with a Bible curriculum that they can use to disciple others.

As expected, Phil already has them laughing (after they hear it from the translator) and actively responding to his teaching.

How appropriate for this year’s study to be about the life of Josiah. Josiah became king of Judah when he was eight years old and during his thirty-one year reign, initiated a countrywide effort to reform the nation of Judah, by returning to the Word of God.

Yousef from Kuwait Yousef, who directs The Bible Society in Kuwait, shared that so many churches in his country receive very little Bible teaching, and thus there is such a hunger for the word taught by these courses.

It is expected that Josiah will be retaught through the multiplication process to 36,000 people from this region, just within the first year. The leaders will also be provided workbooks and supplies in their own native language.

If you want to join in this study with Phil through this Sunday, you’ll find King Josiah in 2 Chronicles 34-35 and 2 Kings 22-23.


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Carolyn Oakes 08.07.2017 17:10  
Praying Yes No   Phil,
We are praying for you, Ellen, and the team and celebrating what the Lord is accomplishing in Jordan and the Middle East through WTB! Glory to God!

Love and Blessings,

Scott and Carolyn Oakes
 
 
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Dick Walsman 08.07.2017 09:31  
Sad Yes No   Sad not to be with you all. Having been with this group before we what a blessing it is to share the love and ministry of Christ together.  
 
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