July 13, 2012

Cutting back to 2 times a week.

My family and I have been doing three oral Bible studies a week. On the one hand, it feels like we’re living the dream, discipling people and winning souls on a regular and consistent basis. But, when you couple that with regular church services and occasional weddings, funerals, and workshops, it becomes overwhelming.

The straw that broke the camel’s back, so to speak, was when our 5-year-old son Nilson said that he didn’t have any time to play after school. That was true. His half day program is from 1pm to 5pm. After that he has swimming twice a week and we have had three bible studies a week in different parts of the city. The result is that he leaves the house after lunch and gets home around 9 or 10 pm three nights a week.

Going straight to bed is just not fun. Staying up late is not fun either. (Everyone with tired small kids knows what I mean.)So, we reduced.

Two of our families agreed to meet with us every other week. By alternating, we can rescue one more night a week for coming home and having family time. These two families are starting oral Bible studies with other families in order to keep consistent.


In the past 3 or 4 weeks, I’ve told, and/or helped others learn to tell these Bible passages.

  • The Parable of the Sower
  • The Bronze Serpent
  • Zacchaeus
  • Jesus Appears to Thomas after the Resurrection
  • The Empty Tomb
  • Philip in Samaria
  • Jesus in Samaria (Woman at the Well)
  • John the Baptist calls people to repent
  • Joshua and The Crossing of the Jordan
  • Elijah calls Elisha
  • The Jars of Oil
  • The widow’s offering

There are some others, but I have not been keeping record.

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