This morning we got up 7am (1am TX time) ate a quick breakfast at the hotel and headed for the church. It is about 20 miles to the church however, it takes about an hour to get there in traffic. If there were absolutely no traffic it would take about 30+ because the roads are so bad. In ‘bad’ traffic it takes over 2 hours to get there.
We arrived around 10am and gathered with pastors from all over the country. There are about 35-40 churches represented in the meeting and around 15 students from a Bible school here in Lagos. I spoke on the purpose of the church and how pastors fit into that role. I used Matthew 28’s great commission to speak on discipleship and growth.
After I finished, we had a good prayer and then Pastor Ani stood up and said, ‘this man can not come very often and he is very wise, I want him to come up and speak again.’ I said, ‘again? like a full message’ He said, ‘yes, come and speak again.’ So, I went for it!
We went to the Simonson’s house for lunch and then returned to our hotel. We are waiting for our driver to take us back to church tonight. I will preach to the whole local congregation and pastors tonight. I don’t anticipate having the time to write again tonight, so I thought I would get it done now.
Keep praying for us. We are starting to see a shift in us and the Nigerians. It is not happening like we thought it would. A different method, however, we are growing and ‘letting go’ at the same time. Both in our own way for His purpose.
ps- the pic above is very common. To see 2-3 people on one motorcycle is normal. In fact, we saw 2 kids and 2 adults the other day on one cycle.