12 September 2015

the challenge

We're just going to have to agree to disagree with our internet providers about how often we'd actually LIKE the ridiculously expensive internet we're paying for.  We just came through another 2 days offline.  If you email and don't hear from us for a few days, assume we don't have internet!  We are NOT mad at ANYONE :)  Promise.

It's been a busy few days with our three visiting professors, Miss Pam, who will be teaching residential courses this semester and intensives next semester, and Rick, who is here doing some video work for Charles Lake's discipleship program.  Six of Charles' students from Port-au-Prince have joined us for a few days, too, so it's been full!

On Friday, one visiting professor for our Islam class, who happens to be the vice president at large of OMS, David Dick, spoke in chapel about why we should reach out to Muslims and unreached people.

It was a great message and had everyone truly excited about the job we have as Christ-followers in Haiti to be praying for unreached people and to be REACHING unreached people.
As Matt followed with afterwards, Cap-Haitian doesn't NEED another church.  Port-au-Prince doesn't NEED another church.  The cities need utterly transformed Christ-followers living boldly for Jesus.  But we all know there continue to be countless numbers of Haitians living in the mountains throughout Haiti who know NOTHING about our Jesus (Junior was falling out of his pew at this point amen-ing). 
It was exciting, sitting in the last row, to be a part of the equipping of almost 100 men and women who are ready and willing and going OUT...going THERE...doing THAT.  

You may not have been in the last row, dripping in sweat and listening to this powerful challenge, but as you pray, as you support a student or help us or give to the Seminary, you're a part of the equipping, too.  Grateful.

We must keep praying that the Gospel might reach the many around the world who continue to know nothing about our sweet Savior!

Today, Matt, Lily and Jodenel are taking 8 of our guests to the Citadel and they promised to take a few pictures...we'll see!

Additionally, if you are interested in reading about Seminary updates, but no so interested in following along with what's happening with our family personally (and that is ok!!) you can check out our new Emmaus Haiti blog!  Anything you find there will already be here, but without the family updates and photos!  If you have friends who are interested in EBS but not so much the Ayars, send them there!  

I'm going to get back to the pile of dishes with this...

The things Jesus did were the most menial of everyday tasks, and this is an indication that it takes all of God's power in me to accomplish even the most common tasks in His way.  Can I use a towel as He did?  Towels, dishes, sandals, and all the other ordinary things in our lives reveal what we are made of more quickly than anything else. 

It takes God Almighty Incarnate in us to do the most menial duty as it out to be done, with Jesus as our example.


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