Greetings from Lucas A. and family,
Our family is well and busy time as we are doing many trainings, teaching and conferences and spending less time with our kids. We are reading the Galatians in our family devotion time and our goal is to have at least 3 studies weekly. We had a pause during Easter as we read the crucifixion, death and resurrection of Christ in John 18-20.
I have been reading and preparing Titus and 1 Peter for the next conference working on the text, And I was challenged with the Titus and the instruction Paul is giving to the elders and pointing to the gospel and fighting the false teachers and prophets.
I did a few teaching sessions over the Skype, I was teaching on salvation and assurance of salvation for the believers and went through couple of chapters in Romans, Colossians, Ephesians and gospel of John. Our training time with Brother J.T. was an encouraging time of learning about the Bibliology, holding the scripture as our final authority and learning the objections from the other religions toward the accuracy of the Bible.
We also had also a great survey on the wisdom literatures and poetry books, learning about the Character of God, sin and weakness of men and how we are in desperate need of a savior, also the background and reason behind and today’s applications in our Churches. We spend a good amount of time in prayers and worship with the brothers praying and seeking God for wisdom on how to lead, teach and Shepherd the Afghan church.
We thank HC for their support and prayers standing with us for His Kingdom in Afghanistan. HC support is a great blessing from God and resource to equip the leaders to teach and shepherd according the to the scripture and guidance of the Holy Spirit. Our translation work is going very well, printing Who is Jesus is going well and also on the final review and editing of God’s Big Picture. We also started translating 9Marks articles.
Prayers Points: 1- Please pray for the growth of the Church, unity of the leaders 2- Pray for peace and ending violence in Afghanistan. 3- Pray for the translation work that God protect this and give us wisdom. 4- Pray for the next training in May for safety, wisdom and leading of the Holy Spirit for learning and applying the word of God.