This past Sunday it rained hard all night and into the morning so that the roads were impassible for us to make it to the church we were planning to go to. So Sam and I walked to a nearby village church for its service. The service went from 10:30 to 1:30 with the sermon being about 1 1/2 hours long.
I was encouraged by the preacher’s message. I had only met the preacher briefly a few times over the past few years. He preached a very cross centered message and our call to suffer accepting it from God’s hand as a means for our growth!
He, like many pastors (99%), has another job. He is also secondary teacher and that is how he supports his family. His English was very good. After the service I asked him if he had been reading anything on the topic . He said he was reading Living The Cross Centered Life by C.J. Mahaney, a book that I had brought here a number of years ago. I am sure it has been passed around many times and eventually made it to him.
Delmar Hagar, a brother from Texas whom Carol and I met at evangelism conference in Austin Texas just before we left for Africa sent 10 Kindles with us for pastors. He is now sending 10 more with Carol on her return to RAU.! Delmar’s heart is to get biblical, Christ-center literature to English reading pastors. We immediately hit it off as we share that same vision. Each Kindle he gave me has many,many excellent Christ exalting, Biblically sound books on it. They also have the the ESV Study Bible on them.
He is the only one who can add books to the Kindles to make sure they are used only for their intended purpose:to strengthen and encourage pastors in the faith. He has just added Paul Washer’s books to the collection so now there are even more excellent books on the Kindles .
While listening to the young preacher this morning preach I knew he was an excellent candidate for a Kindle. I invited him to RAU and I shared a Kindle along with how to use it. Please pray for the distribution of the Kindles to placed into the right hands and consider supporting Delmar’s Kindle ministry as well as his partners who give them to pastors who hunger for Christ exalting literature in an area of the world where there is a famine for such literature.