Yesterday was a day of progress in several ways. I began my day with sleeping in because I was up past midnight. I took a leisurely shower got dressed and spent time with my wife as we usually do. I then spent some time in my office catching up on different projects and miscellaneous paper work.
My wife had a luncheon with one of the ladies at church so I fixed myself some lunch. I had a meeting with my pastor at 2:30 in which we discussed the status of the latest developments of the Christian Training Center for Eastern Asia, that I am working on. I shared with him about my meeting in Oklahoma City with a Chinese pastor and his chairman of deacons. We considered the establishing of the Christian Training Center and a suggestion was made to consider Taiwan as a central location as it was fairly central and visas would be easier. What do you think?
We then discussed the organization plan and objective. My pastor had given me an assignment to write out my vision of what that was and I went over it with him. We then considered the target audience and I shared the need I see from my perspective. This is where I need your help. Would you write me and share with me your ideas and needs? I know that I do not have a complete view of the real need but here is what I have so far. The main target is the new pastor or church leader with little or no training in his role in the church. The objective is to assist and enable him in his development so that he can equip his people in Christian living. He will be charged with self-study within the bounds of the curriculum. Our task is to provide an environment of support and guidance as well as the resources for him to accomplish that task. To this end we noted that we need the curriculum of specific courses of study and identified the first as being that of walking by faith. This is a project that I will begin immediately.
To achieve this end, I need your prayers, ideas and input to provide the best program to meet your needs. I need individuals who the Lord has placed in this time and space to step forward with wisdom, resources, prayers and a heart to be God’s hands and feet for such a time as this. I need to be sensitive to what the Lord is doing and keep in step with Him.
After my meeting with my pastor, I met with our pastor of Discipleship and shared with him our present status of this project. He then shared with me that we have within our church, two additional resources. One is a project that our church is already working with and that is a similar project in Africa. He will be getting me in contact with the leaders of that project to see what we can glean from what they have already done and enable us to avoid wasted motion. The second is an individual who has worked with Eastern Asia radio and how we might utilize that resource in our efforts. I continue to see God’s fingerprints on every step of this effort and am continually being amazed at what He is doing.
I think that it is important to remember that this is not my project, nor is it our project but that this is God’s project. He began it and has led it along the way. We are finding the different resources that He has provided ahead and we proceed based on His power and provision. In the final analysis, our own development and transformation is His first objective while in the process we become tools in His hands to build His kingdom.