I am now safely in my modest hotel room in Accra. Today was our final day of training with the pastors in Ashanti on shepherding and conflict resolution. Here are a few brief comments from men at the training.
Isaac said, "I have learned that I need to be present and listen so I can understand what the people are feeling."
James said, "I will be making some changes. Now I know what to do with church conflicts."
Andrew spoke about being more "patient" with congregants. David said he felt "lifted up" from the training.
Gilbert was quite transparent saying, "I have been overburdening myself. I now realize I need to train other shepherds."
There was warmth and gratitude among us as we departed today. With a number of the men I said, "I will be praying for you, and I will see you again."
Hopefully you can see some of their faces in the photos I am sending along.
Thursday is a free day - to write my sermon for October 2 and do some other work from the hotel. Then Friday night I begin my journey "home" - ahh, does that word sound good to me.
Home soon, Lord willing.
Thanks for going with me through your gifts and prayers.
Prince Paul using slingshot of this cocoa farmer and son
Posted on Thu, September 29, 2016
by Amy Henderson