Yesterday (Tuesday April 4th) was a public holiday here. After a brief rest at the hotel we had a meeting with the local elders and administration (during the afternoon) discussing the trip's activities and schedule.
This morning - soon after 8am - the brethren came to fetch me to go to their hall for the leadership training seminar
And note - they decided that they did not want extra breaks as the time is limited and they wanted to get the full benefit of my visit. Regardless to say I am tired from standing and speaking the whole day and without a mic. I asked for tomorrow to have a mic as my throat is feeling it.
At 4 pm we started training on baptism counseling. I am pleased to note that the brethren already have a pretty good counseling process. Tomorrow morning we hope to complete that and then move onto sermonette preparation and delivery training.
The material (handouts) I sent for the training arrived this afternoon
For your information we have also been struggling in clearing from customs the new batch of the Portuguese Good News. We hope to clear it from customs soon.
Today they also started advertising the Kingdom of God Seminar for next Sunday morning on the local radio station.
On Friday I need to go to the local radio station. It seems the station wants to interview me and ask various questions. Please pray that God inspires me what to say, as He promises He will.
The brethren have also received notification that members of at least two government departments have confirmed that they are planning to attend Sabbath services. The theme of my Sabbath sermon will be 'How to prepare spiritually for the Passover and Days of Unleavened Bread'.
Thank you for your continued prayers for the success of this trip.
In Christian love
Jorge de Campos
First day of training
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Luanda, Luanda, Angola