Pastor Larry In Uganda
These blogs follow the mission travels of Pastor Larry Szyman to Uganda beginning in 2021. Pastor Larry began his missions work in Uganda prior to 2021 with the first 4 trips, which are not documented here. This first mission was scheduled as a series of 9 visits. Trip #8 was a canceled trip (that never happened) during the COVID pandemic. His newest mission is to continue the work of the first mission with a new cohort of local pastors being trained to lead churches in Africa.
Friday, March 31st. Today we finished our first course, Knowing God, Scripture and Ourselves. Lesson ten had all three learning groups combined for our closing session and Mike Evans did a great job of wrapping things up. It was obvious that they retained the information we shared as Mike sought, and quickly got answers to his review questions.
Saturday, March 25th. Today things started to get exciting. We had our first meeting with our Lead Trainers for this cohort. Lead Trainers (LT’s) are those from the past who have so set themselves apart by their scholarship, character, and leadership, that we could see them moving forward in leading future pastoral training for other Africans.
I am currently sitting in a KLM plane at Kilimanjaro airport in Tanzania. We are waiting for some to exit while we (Mike Evans, Stu Dix and yours truly), along with others, wait to board and take off for Entebbe, Uganda, to begin our next round of pastoral training. We were very fortunate that this […]
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