Torit Part 3

Part of the training for the missionaries involved teaching them fundamentals of ministry. Mark spoke on the call and on how to preach a sermon. Then he had one of the missionaries come up and give a five minute message. Thor spoke on how the kingdom of God has come and how it is with Christ, but not in the fullness until Christ returns. One other speaker talked about leadership and trust. He explained how we first must trust God and then we must trust each other. He told us of the story of how his son was born with a disability. At the time he didn’t understand ...

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Torit Part 2

Our second day in Torit we got up early to have breakfast with Ray Noah, Founder of Petros network, and the team from the Colorado Vineyard church. Petros Network has a vision for planting churches in Africa. They team up with churches to reach the unreached for the Gospel.  The other team had been teaching and training the earlier part of the week, so Thor and Mark were scheduled to teach today and tomorrow. After breakfast we walked to the church where the training and interviews were being given.  The life stories of all these missionaries were amazing. There are a ...

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Torit Part 1

We arrived in Torit in the afternoon. The plans for staying at the same location as the church from Colorado fell through, so we had to find another place to stay. Martin, a contact in Sudan, was able to help us find rooms for the night. On the way to the location we rode on dirt bikes. This is a common taxi in Southern Sudan. Riding on the back of a dirt bike with a large back pack will really challenge your sense of balance. It was almost comical for Mark, our fearless leader. Mark, who is a tall 200 plus lb man who looks the part of an explorer, was left with the ...

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Will You Go For One

It has been 21 years now since I first  heard those words from the Lord. I was starting my senior year in high school. I really had no career direction or goals at the time. One night while praying about what to do after graduation, I heard Him speak to me. It was clear as day: "Join the the military." Wow, that was unexpected. I was in JROTC for a few years in high school, only to get out of Physical Education, but had no intentions of joining. In fact, I clearly remember telling my friends I had no intention of  ever being in the military. But that night there I ...

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