I am checked in my hotel in Accra (visualize Motel 6 with large bed and poor lighting). Training with 8 pastor-leaders in the Volta region went well. Our focus is SUFFERING. From numerous Bible passages, we saw there are four causes of suffering: Sin, discipline training from God, spiritual warfare and "unexplained" suffering. 1 Peter 4:19 is always the right way to respond to suffering. As training concluded, Vincent said, "I always thought suffering was because my parents or I had done something to anger God." Several said, "This training is so practical, we can use it to help others."
Your prayers are a gift. I adjusted well to the time zone (Accra is 6 hours ahead of MN); my stomach has been fine (eating cooked chicken and avoiding vegetables); we have been safe in driving; and the training seems useful. Two more days and I can begin the trip home. Ah, what a sweet word.
Good night from Accra, Ghana.
Posted on Tue, April 4, 2017
by Amy Henderson