Months ago we started a series about what we do and why we love it so much. Part 1 and Part 2 were about what Rachel does, but the guy who is really busy around here is Matt. Here’s a little bit of what he does every week…
We started an adult Sunday School class at International Bible Fellowship Church last year, and Matt taught through the attributes of God and how to know the will of God. As far as we know, this is the only adult Sunday School class in Malawi.
This year he started with a series on testing our love for God, primarily from the books of John and 1 John. I (Rachel) know that this is not the most stellar picture of Matt teaching, but do you know how hard it is to get a “good” picture of someone teaching?!?
Nope. Nope. Nope. I have dozens of less than complementary pictures of Matt, and this difficulty may in part be why there is a gap of 7 months between Part 2 and Part 3 of this series. Thank you for your understanding. =)
Sunday School isn’t the only thing Matt teaches on a regular basis – he also gets to teach the youth group. From a faithful group of 4-5, there are now about 18 youth who come every Tuesday night! Matt has been teaching through the Bible, one book of the Bible every week, for the past couple years, and this past Tuesday they looked at the book of John.
They like to have fun! In fact, we’re looking forward to a lot of fun with them as we head out to another youth camp October 15-17. Matt will be speaking about idolatry and the heart, so you can be praying for those days with this great group of kids.
Please do pray for Matt and for the many hours of study he puts in each week for these teaching responsibilities. He loves the studying and the teaching, and we’re trusting that God can use it for His glory and for the spreading of the gospel here in Malawi!