Al Ewert and Michael Bankston visited Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. They met with pastors and leaders in Uganda, attending and spoke at a TUMI Graduation in Kenya, and visited a TUMI Site and spoke with leaders there in Tanzania.
"In Uganda we went to a two-day conference with hundreds of pastors. Jeff Anderson, president of International Bible Conferences, taught through Ephesians in expository fashion. His goal was to help the pastors get vision for teaching verse by verse over a book of the Bible. Many were from rural communities where churches are being rapidly planted. Most have no training materials. In fact there were pastors who had no Bible, other than on their phone. When they found out we had a few Bibles a number asked if there was one for them.
"I presented Fight the Good Fight at the conference. I gave vision for how this book could be used in their churches along with the Ephesians study that Jeff was giving a model for. We had brought close to 100 copies and the leaders decided who would receive thees books.
"One by one they came by me to get their book. The look on their faces said this would be a treasured gift to be used. All the others could download the book on their phones. (The picture shows the pastors lifting their copies of Fight the Good Fight.)
"These hundreds of pastors represent thousands more in one area of Uganda. The Gospel is moving quickly in the rural and jungle areas, often just by Bible stories being told. We have an amazing opportunity to come alongside these church planting movements."