Let me go back a notch or two…..while we were in Davao, we prepared for a Teacher’ Appreciation Dinner. We wanted to give recognition and encouragement to our present tutorial teachers but at the same time introduce the new congregations and teachers that will be recipients of the 2015-16 Tutorial Kits.
We shared some comments and tips. We let the teachers know that their time and efforts to reach out to these dear children have not gone unnoticed nor unappreciated. We shared with them that what they invest in these children and their parents will make a difference in each of their lives.
After allowing time for each teacher to have an opportunity to share with the group, we then enjoyed a catered meal together.
At another meeting, I met with leaders and teachers of the two new tutorials that we installed on the island of Mindanao. One was at a newer congregation in Mintal, Davao; and the other was in Pagadian in the western portion of the island. Both congregations are so excited to begin their tutorial and pray that it will be a great evangelistic tool for their community.
We spent the rest of our time in Davao meeting with some of the Christians and encouraging and challenging them. Satan is always lurking around the corner trying to discourage and bring about division wherever he can. We thank the Lord for all the Scriptures on unity, love, and strength and try our best to share them as we can to bring about the bond peace mentioned in Eph. 4.