Sometimes in our zeal to get something we really want, we overlook our superiors. Such is the case for Ps Teddy (center with wife Cathy) who picked up an LTPNG brochure during the “Power in the Word” conference organized by Pioneer Bible Translators in Madang in 2013. He and three other pastors filled in the response form and returned it to LT office in Goroka. All four requested for a Basic Computing Course.
Ps. Joe on the left with wife Cathy did not know about the request, however Ps Joe was very happy that the computer course did eventuate.
Culturally, a chief in the village is happy when a member of his domain brings in something good that will benefit the whole kingdom. I used this illustration in my opening remarks to appreciate Ps Teddy for requesting the need on behalf of Bogia Four Square Church. This also showed the humbleness by the leadership of the Church in Bogia to welcome the course even though it was arranged without their initial blessing. A good picture of how the body of Christ is suppose to operate as most times, the leadership could become an hindrance.
This gesture is a very good example of putting overall good first instead of lording over positions which can sometimes shut out what the Lord may want to bring to the church.
In my closing remarks I presented three slides to reflect on the Basic Computing course and future plans for partnership in regards to training; flowers represent current training, nuts represent future training and the third slide depends on the plans of the leadership to continue the training.
This particular training was possible because of the 12 computers that were donated last year toward Learning Technologies Ministry.
Thank you so much for your prayers and support as this particular training in Bogia gave hope and renewed the vision and the reason for a pastor to be in the center of giving God’s word to those who need it.