Jeff, Chris, Felix, Jacob and Brook
We discovered in Jacob a quality theologian and teacher. He and I will be working together regularly to coordinate and translate training materials for our pastors and leaders. He will also be bringing his students down regularly starting this summer.
Thanks to an engineering class that came down on a trip with us this past year from Evansville University, we had the opportunity to reveal the blue prints and 3 D virtual model of the new Central Church that we will begin construction on this Spring. The Dominican and Haitian leadership is very excited about getting this project up and running. Once the first level is complete we will be able to move forward with the medical facility that will stand on the location of the current out grown, church building.
Jeff, Jordy, Jacob, Tats and the Gospel
While in the Hole with Jacob and Chris, I ran into our deaf friend, Jordy, at the nutrition center. Jordy drew my attention to Jacob’s tattooed arm. I signed for Jordy to come with me for a closer look.
"The Lamb that was slain..." The lamb is at the top of the arm, the skeletons rising are bodies being resurrected
I signed to him the significance of Jacob’s tattoo which essentially was an image drawn from the doxology in Revelation: “The Lamb that was slain is worthy to be praised.” I explained that the lamb was Jesus and that the skeletons floating up were each of us being resurrected. He nodded with a big smile. I don’t know how clearly he understood it but the visual was a tremendous help in trying to connect these ideas. It was a great part of the day. The week was a tremendous blessing all the way around.
Giving Jacob a tour of the current Central Church and future site of our medical facility
Felix discusses the future on the ministry in the Hole with me
Kids in the Hole