Postcard from Poland: Day 1

Postcard from Poland: Day 1

It’s exciting! After many months of planning, praying and dreaming – not to mention countless webchats, emails etc etc – this strategic vision of training for Polish preachers is about to come to fruition. I arrived in Warsaw this afternoon and, for once, the Ryanair flight actually left Edinburgh on time and arrived a few minutes early. I suspect disciplinary action awaits the pilot. Seriously though, I was grateful for a hassle free journey and it was a delight to be met by my good friend, EBC Graduate, Pastor Adam Urban. This whole training project is his vision and dream and, apart from anything else, I am pleased for him that it is eventually getting off the ground. Read this article and watch this video for more information about the need for this Polish School for Preachers:

Adam deposited me safely in the church premises where the conference will take place and where there is some accommodation, so I am enjoying a small flat with all necessities laid on. I was the speaker here at a day conference back in 2019 and preached at their Sunday morning service and it was a joy to renew fellowship today with Pastor Slawomire.

Adam and I did some catching up over food and then got everything ready for the first session which starts at 9.30am tomorrow – Thursday. (Bear in mind that Poland is one hour ahead of UK time). I will be responsible for the five hours of lecturing each day and our subject for tomorrow is The Doctrine of Scripture. We are expecting around 12-13 people in all, including 2 or 3 joining by zoom, and this is more than was envisaged just a few weeks’ ago. Please pray for each of those attending, for myself as I teach – all in English – and for Adam as he pulls everything together. I am really looking forward to building some meaningful relationships and friendships with the attendees, relationships which will, I trust, last into the years ahead. It’s very warm here, though not quite as hot as I was used to in Khartoum or Juba, but I’ll need to drink plenty to keep myself hydrated as I teach.

Watch for the next update, God willing, on Thursday evening.

One Comment

  1. Linnea Randall

    Glad to hear you have arrived safely and everything is ready to go! Praying for the whole conference and look forward to reading the next update!

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