The Vipingo Pastor's Conference officially began on Monday night with a meal and opening session. 170 pastors checked in and enjoyed their first night together. They all sleep in the Bible Institute building. It's wall to wall mattresses during these 4 days! These men enjoy the time to learn, to fellowship and be encouraged.
I spent the day preparing for the team and getting caught up in Vipingo. I enjoyed having lunch with the teachers, meeting with James, the head teacher, and sharing a Bible study time with the teachers at the end of the day. We gave our pastor in Bomani, Abraham, a ride home and we enjoyed a delightful conversation about what he was learning at the conference. He said the highlights were Guy speaking on vision for the church and another speaking who talked about the vision squasher of anger.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, Bill and Guy will both be teaching at the conference. The men enjoy the small group discussions after the sessions as well as the panel discussion time where they can ask questions of all the speakers.
A special thank you to Fox River for making this conference possible. The pastors who have gathered are so thankful to have the opportunity to grow and be encouraged. Please continue to pray for these last 2 days.
As I write this, the Fox River Kenya team is in their final preparations for departure. They will gather at the Waukesha campus at 1 am Thursday morning to begin their journey. Please pray for this special group of teens and adults as they travel and serve God in Kenya.