Thursday, October 20, 2016

Responsibility: God’s Power for You to Be Accountable to God and Others

Responsibility is God's power for you to be accountable to God and others. Today we began the day with a character lesson on Ruth. Her kindness and accountability to her mother-in-law, Naomi, a foreigner was life changing for Naomi and all of Israel. As a women of character, Ruth met the need according to her ability.

On the way to the school we visited the Seminary in Uganda and toured the new buildings. While the foundations and structures are in place, there is still a need to complete the campus. And yet, the seminarians are already using the facilities to prepare to serve others. I was invited to teach the class of 27 seminarians who serve 29 schools and even more churches throughout Uganda. I explained the Character Formation Project (CFP) to them and they had many great questions, for example, "If I know my identity and my purpose, how can I work on my performance?" What a great questions for all of us to ask.

We drove back with a goat for the school and I had the opportunity to talk with Seminarian Moses, who was a shepherd. He told me about the need for him to protect the flock from leopards, lions, and hyennas. Now that's responsibility. The discussion brings to life Psalm 23 and John 10 .

Back at Kawete and CCLS Uganda, we put the character posters up in the classrooms. The students wanted their own personal posters.

Finally, the students lined up to have their nails painted. Apparently this is a fun tradition with the CCLS team. I met the need according to my ability, though I could have really used help from my daughter, Elise! I did have the opportunity to paint Irene's nails. Irene is sponsored by Compass in St. Louis, whom I'll be meeting via Face Time tonight. I can't wait!

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