Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Africa's Leaders Rise UP!

November 27, 2012
Dear Family and Friends,
 Purpose Driven Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sept. 2012

Thanks for your prayers for our Fall 2012 trip. I am home now and am in wonder of what God did. The Purpose Driven men’s conference in Ethiopia with Pastors James Ranger and Bill Cheney made a connection with the pastors in the audience; many were discipled. “Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him and He will bring it to pass.” Ps. 37:5
 Pastor Jeannette makes new friends at Addis women’s conference

Our women’s conference, Practical Tools For Women Who Lead –  Pastor Jeannette’s message on women friendships touched many women’s hearts. Habakkuk  3:2 says, “Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known. In wrath remember mercy.”
Sheryl’s ATS students  are pastors changing their communities through John Maxwell’s Million Leader Mandate.

After Ethiopia, I went on to Kenya and taught on the campus of Africa Theological Seminary about Education Administration. I can’t think of a better way to spend my time, than investing in the lives of leaders. John 15:5 “I am the vine, you are the branches, if a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
Sheryl prays for a widow at Revelation International Church in Kitalale, Kenya

Pastor Peter Ndiwa invited me to preach at Revelation International Church. At the end of the message, I opened the altar, many came forward for prayer, many decisions were made for salvation, rededication and healing.  I believe it was most effective because of your prayers.
Praying with those who came forward at Revelation International Church in Kitalale, Kenya

Thanks for praying for open hearts, submissive spirits and reception of the Holy Spirit’s direction. “The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.” Rom 8:6
 Sheryl prays for the children who came forward at Revelation International  Church

 Sheryl spent time with the orphans at Great Mercy Children’s Home 
 Judith Mutange is Great Mercy Children’s Home orphanage director is an ATS graduate
God affirmed my commitment to training leaders on this trip. He also showed me his heart for widows and orphans. Ps. 68:5 says “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows is God in His holy dwelling.”

Thanks for your prayers and your support, Sheryl