Thursday, January 29, 2009
We had a wonderful time in Mina! Church services, leadership training, visiting the sick, meeting with local church leaders, and renewing old friendships! We are now in Luxor...our train ride and taxi ride was about 7+hours. We had a great service with Soul Salvation ministry here in Luxor. Leadership training is in the morning...Oh and we are having dinner right now (1:45am) Egyptian style.... I have been trying to upload photos but the connection here is difficult... we will keep trying!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
We have finished the leadership and outreach conference in Cairo. What a blast! The people are wonderful and the Spirit of God was there to meet us and them as we gathered in His Name! Topics for leadership - Serving Our Savior, Fruitfulness In Ministry, The Importance Of The Word Of God, Sharing Your Faith, Kingdom Relationships....
We should have a little video we made during our first few days in Egypt up soon!
Psa 138:1-8 [[[A Psalm] of David.]] I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee. I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, [and] strengthenedst me [with] strength in my soul. All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD, when they hear the words of thy mouth. Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great [is] the glory of the LORD. Though the LORD [be] high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me. The LORD will perfect [that which] concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, [endureth] for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Taxi ride to the conference center....
The first day of ministry in Cairo went very well.....Leadership training and outreach went very well. Thank you for praying...We taught on "Sharing Your Faith," and "Relationships In The Kingdom" and explained the long-term vision of our new website (http://www.ccmv.us/).
In the evening we had some wonderful Sundanese worship and Dan Nelson preached on John chapter three. I gave a message on personal revival from Isaiah 60:1 and 2nd Corinthians 4. Dan and I led a man named Hanni to our Boss....
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Well we made it to Cairo! Our flight from Salt Lake City was two and a half hours delayed so we missed our connection in Paris to Cairo. So we then flew back to Amsterdam then to Cairo. Just an extra half day (total 30 hour travel time). Here is Lester sleeping in Paris, France.... They lost our luggage (please pray) and hope to get it back to us on Thursday! A huge Thank You to all of you who sent us. Today is our first conference with the Refugees in Cairo. Should be about 200 people coming tonight! Also, leadership training during the day this afternoon. Pray that The Lord touches and teaches the people through us for you all! David, Lester, Amir, Dan, and Manal
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Well most everyone already knows but I forgot to post the announcement on my blog...go figure... So, here is the skinny....After canceling this year's trip to Egypt because of financial concerns at CCMV God had other plans and has opened a door for us to go again (fifth time) to Egypt. Our costs are about half and some key people have funded large portions of the mission.
Here is the current ministry plans: Jan 19-Feb 3rd 2009
Leave LAX Jan 19th
Arrive Cairo Jan 20th
Jan 20th-Jan 23rd
Ministry to Sudanese, Eritrean, and Ethiopian refugees in Cairo
Daily Leadership Training Sessions (30-40 Leaders from various churches)
Including a two night outreach / conference for 150-200 people
Jan 23rd -Jan 28th
4 Hour Train to Mina
Ministry to Soul Salvation Society Church
Leadership and Evangelism Training Sessions
Jan 28th - Jan 30th
3 Hour Train to Luxor (Assut)
Ministry to Soul Salvation Society Church and village church members Leadership and Evangelism Training Sessions
Church Services In Luxor / Assut
Flight Back To USA / LAX
So far those going are Myself, Lester Avendano, Dan Nelson (CC Ojai), Amir, Manal, and Abigail.
Much appreciation to those who have made this possible and to you who are praying for us!