Saturday, July 9, 2005

July 9, 2005

1:07 PM Today’s entry in the Crosswalk weblog is called It’s Only a Matter of Time. 9:30 AM I wish I could see this in person. Update: He made it. 9:16 AM Yesterday I sent along a shout-out to Pastor Negross Manana of Swaziland whom I met at the GPA. I’d like to send along this Saturday shout-out to some other young pastors I met during my time in Dallas: Radi Atalla Iskander of Egypt Neroshan Perera of Sri Lanka Munengi Mutandi of Kenya Jonathan Sharma of the Fiji Islands Victor Arias of the Dominican Republic Jean Bilda Robert of Haiti Ganbat Shileg of Mongolia Joseph Chama of Zambia Though only in his 30s, Pastor Chama has already planted 40 churches in Zambia. Pastor Robert came to the GPA with a heavy heart because a member of his family had been murdered a few days earlier by a gang of outlaws in Haiti. Pastor Radi leads a flourishing congregation in the ancient city of Alexandria, Egypt. 9:10 AM During my month offline, I spent a day teaching at the Global Proclamation Academy (GPA) at Dallas Theological Seminary. Twenty-three world-class younger Christian leaders (nearly all of them under 35) from 23 different developing countries came to Dallas for three weeks of intensive training in preaching, leadership and biblical spirituality. I taught the “seven laws of the spiritual life.” This article describes the academy in more detail. You can also read about it here. The GPA is the brainchild of Ramesh Richard, a prof at DTS who spoke at the Calvary missions conference in the early 1990s.

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