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THE UNSPOKEN, HIDDEN AND MOST NEEDED TRAINING by Ruruk

What is behinde the smoke

Heating the stones for “mumu”

There is a saying; “Where there is fire there is smoke” I have experienced it being used in a negative context where someone tried to cover up for a mistake. We all know that any wrong committed under the sun cannot be covered up completely, someday it will be revealed! Just as a smoke is an evidence of the presence of a fire, my smoke is an evidence of yet another successful basic computing course. This time it was held at Gaupa Four Square Church for both Western Highlands and Jiwaka pastors.

Pastor Saina with her first print job

Pastor Saina with her first print job

Learning Technologies PNG staff has not conducted training in these two provinces before and so it was a great opportunity to deliver this training. The training was embraced with open arms by the participants that the Foursquare Western Highlands Provincial Overseer, Pastor Saina Berry, described it as the unspoken, hidden and the most needed training for modern pastors.  Pastor Saina who travels overseas for speaking engagements and conferences said the one important thing mission in her ministry and business life was the computer skills. She joked that the LTPNG staff were sent to deliver this training only for her.

As facilitators, we saw the hunger for training as pastors spent long hours to get as much as possible in the two weeks we were there. We are finding it a custom for participants to sleep at the classroom

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Participants who did not want to have a break!

for security for the equipment but more importantly to spend more time on a computer. The inclusion of a portable printer onto our packing list is working wonders for the participants. The excitement of holding a finished printed document is awesome! I have heard “hallelujahs” in a church service so many times but to hear it as a result of a printed document is something else! Hallelujah!

Yes for you computer natives, the process of printing out your document from a flash drive is a process done without much thinking. For our participants, it is indeed a great undertaking to save a document from a folder in the training computer to a flash drive and then print it out from another computer hooked up with a printer.

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Pastor Hannah Solomon working on her ppp

Now translate it into a pastor’s ministry life in a remote Papua New Guinea setting and it amounts to time and money. For instance if a pastor jumps on a public transport with plans to print and distribute a church program while in town but has not saved it properly on a flash drive, time and money and opportunity to distribute is wasted.

The above scenario makes BCT a unique training to equip pastors to work with what they have in their different situations. We praise God for the feedback that pastors doesn’t queue up to get their programs typed for them because they can type their own programs! That is why we need to be sensitive to train them to use whatever is available in their locality. Our current advice to pastors is to save to buy computers for their ministry because we see what they can produce during the training.

ppp samples

First ppp slide show by Ps Roy

This particular graduation was held in the evening and the night experience was very special to us. I can still remember the loud applause by the church members, family and friends as the participants used the skills learned to preach and show slide show using the power point program. The appreciation gifts and love offering was given with such generosity and appreciation to match their need for such a training.

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Preparing the pig for mumu

We thank the Lord for everyone involved to put this training together, especially Dio Mondo (CRMF Technician) who had a heart to extend BCT to the pastors in Jiwaka and Western Highlands Province.  In closing, I thank God in the words expressed by Pastor Paul Kaumb (Foursquare Overseer for Jiwaka Province) who pointed out that it was the first time for pastors from both provinces to come together since its separation. Thank you Lord that in you we have unity!

graduation meal

Delicious graduation meal

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BCT participants

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Gaupa Foursquare Church, Baisu WHP

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EQUIPPING THE HIGHER OFFICE by Ruruk

BCT Participants at Seigu Foursquare Church

BCT Participants at Seigu Foursquare Church

Our participants in the basic computing courses have given us inspiration to continue to deliver this most needed training. We pause now to give thanks to the Lord for giving this vision to Christian Radio Missionary Fellowship (CRMF) to equip pastors so that they can preach the Good News of the Kingdom of God to today’s generation.

Pastor Dickson

Pastor Dickson Kare second from left with his daughter

We also pray that the Lord will open up more opportunities for pastors and ministry leaders to be trained and equipped with skills and resources to witness to those who are lost.

Learning Technologies PNG (LTPNG) under CRMF’s goal to be the Technology for the Church has been offering this Basic Computing Training (BCT) for four years and the need is enormous! At every graduation the request is the same; please do training for our next lot of pastors!

What Norman Vincent Pede said “PEOPLE BECOME REALLY REMARKABLE WHEN THEY START THINKING THAT THEY CAN DO THINGS” is so true for our participants. As trainers we are privileged that our participants are seasoned preachers and ministry leaders who have made an impact in the lives of the people in their circles of ministry.

Our work is to assist them to move from the known to the unknown, from their comfort zones to new horizons. It is not easy for most of them because they hold important positions at provincial and district levels and as pastors in their local congregations. We praise God as they humble themselves and became students. We too are honored to be of help to these wonderful and remarkable people whose zeal is to establish God’s kingdom here on earth.

Bryan with Provincial Coordinator for Foursquare Health Services Pastor

Bryan with Provincial Coordinator for Foursquare Health Services

Pastor Dickson Kare who is an overseer for his district said he has not been in a learning environment for over thirty years.

This computer training has given him an opportunity to learn one important savvy that he really needed for the ministry. He thanks the Lord for the full time ministry as a pastor, but stated that his only weakness that prevented him to higher positions was “computer knowledge”. With basic computer skills he could have been the Principal of a Bible College.

Pastor Dickson prepared a Microsoft Power Point Presentation 2010 (ppp) on graduation day that gave a profile picture and details of each participant as they were called up to receive their certificates. We empowered him to use his own initiative by teaching the basics and he went ahead to develop this wonderful presentation; he became a remarkable “student” whose one weakness in ministry was lack of computer skills.

Pastor Asepi doing her devotional

Pastor Asepi Otume doing her devotional

But hold on, there were two more remarkable students who not only amazed us as trainers but astonished their fellow participants by delivering their morning devotional using ppp and overhead projector.

Pastor Asepi Otume shared on the popular John 3:16 Scripture and emphasized on the theme of “giving”. She summarized her devotional by challenging us to see the example of God who gave his only son and Jesus who gave up his own life willingly for us; what can you and I give, what a simple and straight forward challenge?

PPP developed by Pastor Ketura Soso for her devotional

PPP developed by Pastor Ketura Soso for her devotional

Our second remarkable student (another woman pastor) Ps Ketura Soso shared from John 19:16 – 17, So they took Jesus, and carrying his own cross he went out to the place called “The Place of the Skull”

She based her theme on; “carrying his own cross” and she did an excellent job on the how Jesus did not give in to the unbearable pain and suffering but dearly held on to the cross. At this stage in the presentation we were all in tears as the ppp clearly brought out the meaning of what it meant for Jesus to carry that cross on our behalf – thank you Jesus for your love! Help us to hold onto what you have given us.

We give glory to God for the use of technologies to present his Good News in more ways than just hearing a sermon. Someone said, “The size of your success depends on the depth of your desire” We have achieved new levels in the recent training with the Foursquare Church in the following ways;

Pastor Russell of Genoka Block with his first print job

Pastor Russell of Genoka Block with his first print job

We were one day ahead of schedule which gave us more time to teach more on a couple of difficult areas which needed more time and practice.

We had a printer on site to train them to save their work on a flash drive from their training computer and go to a second computer hooked up to a printer to print their work.

We had a participant (Ps Dickson) do a ppp for the receiving of certificates by the participants.

We also received a generous love offering from the church leaders to assist LTPNG to continue to offer BCT to other churches. It has been another wonderful two weeks of equipping the pastors and ministry leaders for ministry. Thank you for your wonderful support as we make a difference in the lives of the pastors and by doing that we help to make inroads for the Gospel to be preached.


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CENTRALITY OF BASIC COMPUTING SKILLS by Ruruk

BCT participants

BCT participants

In his first letter to the church in Corinth, Paul clarifies the issue of God’s decision to propagate salvation to all mankind by choosing the way of the cursed cross.

He emphasized the redeeming saving power of God in a cross which men considered a symbol of scorn and shame (1 Corinthians 1:18 – 2:5) My interest is in the context that Paul is simply saying that men’s knowledge can no way be compared with God’s wisdom.

knowledgeIn light of the ongoing Basic Computing Courses (BCT) while monitoring the requests coming in, we are discovering that the Lord is shifting the position of computing skills which have been in the officers and the corridors of intellectuals is now be delivered in the palm floors and the thatched roofs of veteran pastors in the remote communities. It is no longer a skill only for high rise buildings because the pastors are already using it inside uncompleted church buildings or even makeshift shelters to preach the gospel.

CRMF could still be delivering this most needed training for pastors throughout the country for the next five years.

Brian Ward helping a pastor

Brian Ward helping a pastor

As Christian Radio Missionary Fellowship (CRMF) exist to be the “Technology for the Church”, I wish to share participants view on Basic Computing Course (BCT).

We have eventually discovered in the process of delivering that it was God’s own pleasure to reveal the need to prepare pastors for advancing the gospel via technology.

Bryan speaking at the graduation.

Bryan speaking at the graduation with Division Seven Overseer Ps. Martin at the background

From facilitation perspective, our goal is to equip the pastors so that they can be competent to minister to today’s Church goers.

From the recipient perspective, considering the fact that most have not touched a computer before, the basic computing course is a setting which fast track educational barriers and simplify technological gizmos and knowledge to learn a new important skill for ministry.

Thanking the participants for their patience and perseverance

Thanking the participants for their patience and perseverance

To me the exciting part is when we tell them on the first day of the course that computer skills is not important, that it is only a tool to assist you to do what you are really good at; preaching the Good News of our Lord Jesus! This knowledge is sufficient for them to persevere to the end because they already know what they have and so they look forward to what they need during the training.

The following are some statements made by various participants who enjoyed the basic computing skills training which was perceived as restricted knowledge for the academics.

Taking notes and using their own notes to find their way in the computer is a normal thing in our workshops

Taking notes and using their own notes to find their way in the computer is a normal thing in our workshops

“Mipela ting olsem dispel kain save em long ol university lain tasol” We always thought that this knowledge (of computer skills) was only for academics and professionals – Pastor Joe, Four Square Church Bogia, Madang Province.

“Mi luksave olsem komputa kos em i no secret samting, em isi sapos yu save long kontrolim mouse na putim arrow long right hap. Nau mi kisim dispel save, mi tok tenku long Bikpela olsem, mi wankain wantaim ol save man” I discovered in this computer training that the skills are not so difficult and can be achieved; the secret is to master the mouse. With the basic skills I learned in this course, I praise God that he has allowed me to become computer literate – Dickson, Nazarene Church, Awara, AROB.

“Mi tok tenku long Bikpela long Pastor Martin husait i gat vision na save long lain olsem CRMF; long kisim mipela bus pasta long nupela level long laip na ministry. Mipela yet i save olsem mipela i no inap long kisim dispel kain save tasol mipela bilip long Holi Spirit tasol long helpim mipela.” I thank God for such a leader like Pastor Martin who has a vision to equip simple pastors like us and the relationship and network with CRMF to bring this technical training (BCT) to remote people like us – Pastor Mos Magine.

Division Seven Four Square Pastors (Daulo)

Division Seven Four Square Pastors (Daulo)

In conclusion, we as a team praise God that these basic computing skills will stop pastors from queuing up for typing and printing at private and public officers in town.

Thank you again for your prayers and support to give power to the pastors and ministry leaders, helping them experience the freedom that such knowledge is for everyone, especially for them as pastors who can use these skills as premise for what they have learned in BCT’s, as we celebrate in the greater premise of changed lives.

 

Pamela and Christie

Pamela Matthew and Christie Ward came to witness the graduation

This was a great opportunity to bring wives to see first hand what the Lord is doing in the lives of remote pastors.

 

The participants also had the opportunity to the meet the women who support their husbands in this exciting ministry.

 

Lina and Grace enjoying graduation lunch

Lina and Grace enjoying graduation lunch

Grace works as an accounts clerk with CRMF and was one of the two staff members selected to witness the ministry of Learning Technologies PNG in this graduation. She represents other CRMF national staff who support LTPNG and CRMF’s vision to offer technical help to the Church in PNG.

 


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THE CATCH by Ruruk

TO BE A LEADER YOU MUST STAND FOR SOMETHING OR YOU WILL FALL FOR ANYTHING. – ANTHONY PAGANO

Like any other requests for training we do not know what kind of individual participants will attend the training. We do have a general understanding that our students are pastors and ministry leaders whose highest education level would be grade six at an average. All the training we offer is for pastors and church leaders of various churches who have different visions.

Ps Albert receiving his certificate from Lina

Pastor Albert receiving his certificate from Lina

Since 2013, when the vision to offer basic computing skills to equip pastors and ministry leaders became a reality Learning Technologies PNG (LTPNG) has to date delivered the training to about 230 pastors and ministry leaders with 40 different denominations.

The team is currently delivering another training this month (2 – 13 May) with 27 participants as I write this article. In the midst of these trainings I am discovering the vision of each of the leaders that are requesting for the basic computing course.

All the leaders have really caught the long term vision to equip their pastors for the changing face of Papua New Guinea in this technical age. More importantly, these leaders want to see their pastors be in charge of their ministry programs by typing and printing them.

One such pastor and leader is Pastro Albert Magoi; for the LT team, the trip to Buka (see story on Lasting Connection) was like a fisherman fishing with a drag net. He sees movement in the water and sees tiny ripples but has no idea of the kind and the size of the actual fish, until the net closes in and the catch is secured. We had no idea that Pastor Albert was instrumental in the Bougainville crises as a commander, second to the popular Francis Ona. However, during the war, the Lord spoke to Pastor Albert through a local prophet to lay down arms and pick up the Bible with a message for Bougainville.

The Lord save this family for a purpose

The Lord save the Magois for a purpose

The Lord confirmed his call upon Albert’s life in numerous occasions by protecting his family during the civil war. The ultimate test for trust was when the Lord took him past two Army (PNG Defense Force) checkpoints in Buka town and provided a passage out of Bougainville via CASA (PNG Defense Force Plane) to escape to Port Moresby. We praise God for such leaders who have a vision to stand for what they believe in and lead their members to new levels.

Pastor Magoi believes that the only true restoration can come from within and not from outside. While sharing the wordings of the covenant, he stated that the Basic Computer Training is a God given opportunity and requested for training in Panguna in 2017. He stated that his vision to equip all the pastors from different denominations under the “God’s Kingdom Network” is the only answer to bring peace and restoration to the Island of Bougainville.

Pastor Francis, Chairman of God,s Kingdom Network Partners Solomon Island, receiving his certificate.

Pastor Francis, Chairman of God,s Kingdom Network Partners, Solomon Island, receiving his certificate.

We discovered our catch (Ps. Albert) as a leader who has a vision not only to restore the troubled island but preach the kingdom message via conferences to different denominations so that individual Christians can find everlasting life in God and not in churches or denominations. He added that churches are only agencies of God’s kingdom but we have established churches as kingdoms of God! Because the kingdom of God is within a person (Luke 17:21)

A slide developed by Ps Albert during the basic computing course.

A slide developed by Ps Albert hinmself during the basic computing course.

 

We also discovered the ultimate result of basic computing training in line with our vision to prepare God’s people for the works of service so that the body of Christ may be built up. (Ephesians 4:12).

Pastor Albert turned the basic computer skills training into a powerful ministry tool by using Microsoft Power Pont Presentation 2010 (PPP) to teach his message of discovering the kingdom within a person.

 

“IF WE ARE TO ACHIEVE RESULTS NEVER BEFORE ACCOMPLISHED, WE MUST EXPECT TO EMPLOY METHODS NEVER BEFORE ATTEMPTED”. – FRANCIS BACON

For us as facilitators, it was a blessing to see the training being used to preach the Good News of the kingdom of God via technology. We saw first hand the confirmation of God’s vision for CRMF to be a technology for the Church in the area of basic computing skills; such skill in the hands of a pastor like Albert is a powerful tool to receive the message by seeing and hearing.

Setting up equipment for the night session, never attempted before in such trainings.

Setting up equipment for the night session, never attempted before in such trainings.

Thank you again for supporting the team to Buka and pray for the Lord’s will for ongoing partnership with different denominations in Bougainville for training and distribution of Bibles and biblical resources in partnership with God’s Kingdom Network.

Buka trip will always remain as a special place in our hearts because we were shown a mass grave and you can feel the scars of the crises. But the good news is hearing testimonies of  God’s vision for Bougainville. While on a bigger picture the Lord gave us an opportunity to make an impact in the lives of the pastors who are willing to make a change by utilising the resources available via technologies.

The covenant signed between the Government of AROB and Church leaders

The covenant signed between the Government of AROB and Church leaders, reps of different churches that came for the training.


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LASTING CONNECTION by RURUK

Praise God for giving us an opportunity to equip pastor for the restoration of AROB

Praise God for giving us an opportunity to equip pastor for the restoration of AROB

 Someone described technology in these profound words; “Technology exists to shorten the distance between two points”It is of course a broad statement and so putting it in a context will draw out its full profoundness. Our context is in the area of restoration. And you are asking what in the world is Learning Technologies PNG got to do with the restoration process? The Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) continues to be addressed by international organizations on the topic of restoration in the region. However the results are not evident with the obvious reason that spiritual issues need to be addressed first to impact the physical transformation and restoration.

The government of Papua New Guinea also has its ideas of restoration for the region and the churches in AROB too also have their ideas of restoration. As a visitor with the CRMF’s vision to reach out to the remote parts of Papua New Guinea, I noticed that AROB as a region is a remote location in terms of technology for the Church. What this means is that for sixty years a training such as basic computing has never been offered to pastors and ministry leaders in AROB.

Pastors and ministry leaders from 20 different churches in AROB

Pastors and ministry leaders from 20 different churches in AROB and Solomon Islands

Pastor Albert Magoi said the current Basic Computer Training (BCT) in AROB is first of kind and it is by God’s direction and grace that it is happening this week. As the founder and principal of United Bougainville Training Center (UBTC) for training and rehabilitation of youths he said this training is God;s timing and supernatural things will happen. His focus is to restore traumatised youths affected by the Bougainville crises through teaching and training of various skills so that these youths can become useful members of their communities. Prior to the computer course Pastor Albert was in Panguna offering another of these training. So in this breath he sees computer training as a vital skill for all the pastors and ministry leaders in the region.

Back ground is a house where cult leaders would meet to decide which family would sacrifice their child.

Back ground is a house where cult leaders would meet to decide which family would sacrifice their child.

In October 2011 a “New Covenant” contract was declared by the President of AROB Dr. John Momis witnessed and signed by prominent Church leaders to activate a “vehicle” for churches and government to work together for peace and restoration in the region. Pastor Albert Magoi signed as the witness for “Bougainville God’s Kingdom Network” (BGKN).

The vision for BGKN is to mobilise the churches together so that God’s unity becomes a reality in each of the denominations with the common goal to establish God’s kingdom and its purposes rather than denominations in a Christian’s life.

We now see that each vision is given by God to each orgnisation in a different location for different purposes; he then connects the different organisations and individuals in his own timing for His purposes to reakised; that in short is how LTPNG team ended up in AROB.

On Sunday 24th April, Lina and I will join the 40 participants from different denominations to attend worship service at a place that was once known for its cult practices involving infant sacrifices. Just like Elijah and the prophets of Baal, the Lord used pastor Albert to challenge the cult leaders, who scummed  to God’s power and gave him the land to build the church.

Hahalis church in Buka replacing the the main headquarters for cult practices

Hahalis church in Buka replacing the the main headquarters for cult practices

I have shared this entire background story to paint a picture of how God is using technology to bring restoration to a person leaving in a traumatized region. I praise God for all the connections that led the CRMF team to link with Pastor Albert via the Basic computing course. As a former warlord during the crises and now a born again christian he has pledged to restore AROB with God’s kingdom message on behalf of his 25,000 brothers who fell in battle for their island.

As an organisation with the vision to offer technical help to churches we thank God for the opportunity to have direct connection with the spiritual voice under the banner of “God’s Kingdom Network.”

We as a team discovered it this week that the Lord in his goodness has allowed us (CRMF’s LTPNG) to do our little tiny bit so that he can use us to bring peace to the traumatized soul in AROB- only God can give peace to a troubled soul in whatever medium he selects; it may not be technology?

Thank you again for praying, you all are special connections as we shorten the distance from the mind to the heart especially a heart that has been affected by the civil war.  May God be glorified!

A beautiful pier connects the

Just as beautiful pier connects the owner to his boat, the power of the Word of God can connect a soul to its Master.

 

 

Saturday boat trip

With Solomon Island Pastors during a boat trip at the weekend


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Computer Skills for Bible Students by Ruruk

Bible student

Bible student

Since the Basic Computing training started most of our clients have been pastors and office personnel for the various churches. The recent one was offered for the students and staff of Four Square Life Bible College. The principal Pastor Joro said it is important for bible school students to learn basic computing skills because a modern pastor needs those skills.

He was very strict to the extent that if a student missed one session he or she would be excluded from the training. The presentations were delivered differently to the normal Learning Technologies delivery to coincide with the normal school lessons.

As usual most of the students have never touched a computer before and so it was start from scratch for most.

However, even though it was their first time, most of the participants worked hard to do the activities required to acquire the basic skills of computing.

Wendy (sponsor) took the computing course

Wendy (sponsor) took the computing course

The Life Bible College has a couple of financial sponsors who give toward the general expense of running the college. One such supporter decided to take the course too to sharpen up some of the basic skills. She also was able to help others close to her.

The principal expressed that these “Basic Computing Course” will become part of the college curriculum so that all students will graduate with computing skills on top of their regular bible related courses.

In support of making basic computing skills as part of Life Bible College curriculum, CRMF’s Learning Technologies has decided to make it happen by training one of their staff members. The Country leader for Learning Technologies PNG, Bryan Matthew stated that it is a great opportunity to train ourselves out of the job, so that in the long term the college has a person to teach basic computing skills.

Michael gave out the certificates

Michael with female student

Michael Wakefield, General Manager for CRMF who gave out the certificates to the course participants confirmed the move to train a Bible College staff on a three year term. No papers have been signed at this stage but the understanding is that Life Bible College will assign a staff member to be trained and mentored by the Learning Technologies in some the BCT’s occurring in the province (Eastern Highlands).

Ruth taking the course, she could be the person to be trained for Life Bible College

Ruth taking the course, she could be the person to be trained for Life Bible College

As a team we are excited that the Lord has given us an opportunity to impart necessary skills like basic computing to bible school students who will graduate as pastors. It is also a great opportunity to have a connection to a Bible college in the province and closer to CRMF for training and mentoring. We are excited because we can be able to train others who will in turn train others.

Thank you again for your support and prayers for the team to continue to offer this most needed training.

 

 


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WHY SHOULD WE PROVIDE? by Ruruk

Pastor Lapan learning to print from a usb stick

Pastor Lapan learning to print from a USB stick

Psalm 104 beautifully describes God as the creator who creates the world without moving a muscle. He commands and the great oceans move to their proper places and more accurately to hold within their boundaries! The same is for everything else as we see today because God made them to be. As we read through the verses of Psalm 104, Genesis chapter 1 becomes very clear and we slowly begin to grasp the purpose of the waters separating and land dividing and mountain rising and the list goes on until He creates a man in His own image. At this point, we are out of breath because we cannot fully comprehend the goodness and the greatness of what a loving God is providing for His creation!   And after we catch our breath from what is happening in Genesis we recover and look again in Psalm 104:16 – 17 to pick out our current purpose of why we should provide basic computing course for pastors in Papua New Guinea.

Verses 16 and 17 of Psalm 104 teaches us to reflect on the provision made for all creatures; just as God planted the cedars of Lebanon that provide a place for the birds to make their nests and the stock to make a home, we believe God has given us a unique ministry in Christian Radio Missionary Fellowship (CRMF) to provide technical help to the churches.

Rachael giving the certificate to Pastor Samuel who is the oldest of the participants

Rachael giving the certificate to Pastor Samuel who is the oldest of the participants

The synonym for “nest and home” in the context of Psalm 104:16-17 is “hub”. Rachael Wakefield in presenting the certificates to the Christian Apostolic Fellowship (CAF) pastors made this following statement; “We want CRMF to be seen as a hub that can provide help to the different churches that come to us”. Michael Wakefield made this statement when he officially welcomed the seven participants form Enga Province who made it to the second Basic Computing Training (BCT 2) “We are prepared to give our best to those who come to us for help”

The two above statements sum up why we want to continue to provide assistance in computer training and Bible storytelling to pastors from different churches.

CAF is one of our key partners whose focus is for the remote communities in Enga, Madang, Simbu and West New Britain Provinces. We have planned to do training with CAF in these provinces later this year. The leadership of CAF is excited with these plans that they decided to send two of their pastors to understudy our Learning Technology staff who are currently conducting a Bible Storytelling workshop in another venue.

Pastor Wayman Kati assisted by his wife and fellow participant Ruth to print his document.

Pastor Wayman Kati assisted by his wife and fellow participant Ruth to print his document.

In this training we were able to cover the saving of files on a flash drive and taking it to a printer to open the document and print it. We set up the printer in the training room so that each participant could actually save and print their individual documents.

We encouraged others to train their fellow participants in order to gain knowledge and confidence while helping others.

The participants also had training and demonstrations on how to prepare and present a sermon using the Microsoft Power Point Presentation 2010. They were also trained to connect their laptop to a video projector.

 

Pastor Steven Kungu with his presentation

Pastor Steven Kungu with his presentation

Pastor Steven Kungu was one participant who delivered a short sermon using Global Recording Network’s (GRN) pictures and Scripture. Pastor Steven was thrown out of school in his early school days because he could not read or write.

His supervisor Ps Wayman Kati was all praise for him because he jumped from being illiterate in the “paper world” to become computer literate in this training. He is one of the two pastors who are understudying Johnson and Nicholas at the Oral Strategy Workshop (OSW Read the details of this training in the next article.)

We thank the Lord for the partnership we share with CAF and ask your prayers for the rest of the training plans with CAF.

A special thank you to you all for supporting and praying for the ministry, just as God provided for all of our needs let us be considerate in helping others without losing sight of the bigger picture that God provides everything.

Judith providing lunch for the pastors

Judith providing lunch for the pastors