|Several hundred members of Kenyan Community in MN |
gather for prayer in Minneapolis over Easter Weekend.
SWIM ministries was a co-sponsor of the outreach event.
Teaching evangelism, church planting and intercultural leadership courses at Crown College has kept me very busy as well. Each week I am giving instruction, reading, and grading around 80 papers from students as I fan them to become vessels that God can use for His honorable service.
With the summer months approaching, we are excited for what God has in store. Apart from our on-going ministry around the USA, we are conducting a Festival of Hope in the Rwandan city of Rubavu on the Rwanda/DRC border in the month of July. We anticipate that as many as one hundred thousand people in Rwanda and the DRC will be impacted by the gospel of Jesus Christ through the week-long Festival of Hope.
As we are preparing, God has brought an impeccable team of leaders and speakers to travel with me as part of the SWIM team. This year I will be joined by Rev. Blair Carlson, a long-time director of international evangelism at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Last year, Blair served as the Director of the Lausanne World Congress on Evangelization- Cape Town 2010, that brought together four thousand Christian leaders from nearly two hundred countries to pray and strategize for world Evangelism. I am honored that Dr. Carlson will serve with me to help equip church and community leaders at our Evangelism and Pastoral leadership conference in Rwanda.
Other great leaders travelling with me include Kimberly Wolf and Judy Chase, outstanding women Bible teachers at Westwood Community Church, Chanhassen, MN, our home church, and Rev. Richard Munala, Senior Pastor of Mzizi Church International here in the Twin Cities.
|Sammy enjoying a beautiful sunset moment with Jr. in Tampa Florida during |
a short family vacation uponreturn from Liberia in Mid-April. Suzanne and
I areexpecting a new addition to our family in early September.
|Sammy met with this team of lead pastors in Mankato, MN|
to pray with them and to share the vision for helping reach
their community later this Fall