Thursday, July 3, 2014

1st Ministry Course Graduation in Inhambane!

I praise God that after three and half years of monthly trainings in Inhambane, Tomas and Isildro have completed the Ministry Course with Pastor Abel and I! Ermelinda, Tomas' wife, also studied the Women of the Bible course with me.

Aimee, Tomas, Ermelinda

The service started inside the church, where Tomas shared a testimony about some of the things he learned. He spoke about Christ as the last and perfect sacrifice for us, thus eliminating the need to continue sacrificing animals, as is traditionally done in this area.

So many people came, we had to move the service outside under the tree, where Isildro shared about what he had learned.

Ermelinda, who had studied The Women of the Bible, talked about the importance of being a faithful praying woman, wife, and mother.

Belarmino, from Maputo, MC'ed the graduation ceremony with me.

Pr. Daniel, from Maputo, preached a Christ centered message.

Like mission within mission, what a joy it is to see my "old" brothers from Maputo minister to my "new" brothers in Inhambane! 

Pr. Abel presented the certificates.

Congratulating the students

Would you pray for Isildro, Tomas, and Ermelinda, that they would continue to grow in faith, knowledge, and grace, and that they will use what they have learned to serve and teach others.

Thank you!