Thursday, October 13, 2016
During the morning devotional Enrique showed how the Bible emphasizes a pastor's character over even his interpersonal skills and teaching. It can be very easy to think that because you've had training and can recite a few Bible verses that you've taken care of the most important aspects of being a pastor.
After Santos taught through Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon in the morning, I had to rush through 1-2 Thessalonians, 1-2 Timothy, and Titus in the afternoon. Because we missed out on training during the afternoon of the day before, I needed to make time for Aldo to teach on Galatians and Ephesians. Fortunately, the morning devotional all week had been drawn from 1 Timothy and Titus, so I didn't have to be as thorough. I managed to finish my training in about an hour and a half. Aldo was able to finish his training.
After training was over I played soccer with the men from the training. They soon discovered that my height was no advantage as a goalie when I let the ball through the arc within the first thirty seconds of play. Towards the end of our playing I started to get the hang of it and managed to sacrifice my body to stop a goal or two, partially redeeming myself. Santos was off holding a limbo stick for the kids while I took a beating at soccer.
In the evening the women of the church held a special service for the ladies of the community. Santos and I were tired, so we remained at the hotel that night and talked about what we were going to do to help little Abram get to Lima.