At Alale, the work continues as well. John and Paul attended a training on Transformational Development in December. They have helped each other conduct two trainings in their own areas based on what they learned at the December training. This training built on the Church and Community Mobilization Process (CCMP) training that we had been doing with the churches and communities in the Alale area for the past three years. We’re eager to hear how the training went, who participated, what topics they covered, and how some of that training has been put into action in the communities.
We had a staff meeting at our last visit to Alale in March to discuss budgets, plans, and responsibilities. It is our prayer that the local church will continue to grow, teaching the truth of God’s Word, helping people to apply that truth to their lives, and reaching out to the surrounding communities. The church DOES continue to grow with the local believers taking the Gospel far and wide as they take their animals to new grazing grounds and as they open up new farming land – much like the church spread through ordinary believers in the time of the Early Church.