Here at the JAARS campus we are starting our third week of classes which means we are about half way through the program. I think going into this class we shared with a lot of people that this was our next step of training. While it is training us for things to come in the missionary field, it’s really more than that. It’s searching ourselves and listening to God. Allowing Him to bring things up in our hearts that we may need to address NOW! To be better servants for God no matter where we are in life.
It’s a little blurry, but this is a picture of Fred’s table group. We are at separate tables to help simulate being in a diverse culture. There are 5-6 students at each table as well as two table leaders.
This is a picture of my (Jodi) table group.
This is a picture of our entire class as well most of the table leaders and some of the teachers.
We have been so thankful for each and every one of these people. Especially those at our tables that we have gotten to know and the table leaders we have. Fred and I both agree that God knew the kinds of people we needed to be with the help us grow and learn.
Letty has also been getting to learn about Papua New Guinea in her class. As everyone in her class is headed to PNG, every Tuesday they have a visiting teacher come in and teach them cultural differences, Tok Pisin(the trade language of PNG), and even talking through the things they are excited for and the things they struggle with. We have been very thankful for this as well!
Last week we had some pretty heavy topics that pushed us to new areas of growth! They consisted of Biblical Absolutes, Dealing with conflict biblically, the Sovereignty of God, the Theology of Suffering, and Counting the Cost. As we study through these things this is the verse that has stuck with me through it all.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. – Ephesians 2:10
You are His workmanship! You are created in Christ Jesus for good works! God has prepared good works for YOU! We are called to walk in them!