The teaching times were a delight—a lot of questions and discussion. Some were new believers; a few baptized only weeks earlier. They have mature leadership in place to continue their growth. We discussed future plans for training both in Europe and in Middle Eastern countries. Please pray for needed wisdom from God. I see this as a time of opportunity for the church, a window to previously hard-to-reach people groups. How long will this window remain open?
We attempted to provide listening prayer sessions for each participant. These times grew in length as the week progressed. Their stories were heartbreaking--dangerous journeys, hunger, separation from family, and resettlement in European camps. We met Christians who’ve risen to the need and who’ve made a difference.