Friday, August 28, 2009
T4T class at the Seed Ministry in Tamale
This past week I was privileged to teach T4T to 22 young men and boys from villages around Tamale. Each morning Monday through Wednesday I taught them stories from the Bible from 9:00 am until about 12:00 pm. In the evenings they were taught F.A.I.T.H. To start the first session I helped them write their own story about their salvation. Then I taught them God's Story through stories from the Bible. After each story there was a question and answer session about the story. Then we arranged the chairs in a circle and I had them one by one tell as much or all of the story as they could. John Haruna served me well as translator. Once the circle was completed we would go back around doing the same thing in the opposite direction. By the time we had completed this process they all knew the story well, and we had all laughed until our sides ached as they ribbed each other for their mistakes. I used what I call "Creation to Christianity" as the panorama story. Some of the other stories they learned were; "The Story of Jesus," "Jesus and Nicodemus," "Jesus and the Demonic Man," "The Story of the Good Samaritan," and "Philip and the Man from Africa." Wednesday night the students were divided into two groups. Each group spent the next four days in a village. One of those villages was Wayamba. There was a leader with each group and they went through the villages using the F.A.I.T.H. evangelism method along with storying to tell people about Jesus and how to become a believer. One of the young men who participated was Adam who lives in Wayamba and was one of our first converts. He is now sharing Jesus with others. Pastor Daniel Haruna and his son John worked with the group at Wayamba. They slept in the school at the village at night on mats on the concrete floor. It is a blessing to see young people so loving, dedicated and fearless as these. The group at Wayamba will worship with us this Sunday in the village. I hope that God will move in the hearts of young people around the world to adopt the caring attitude of these guys. Maybe this will inspire someone out there to go and do the same.