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Erber Missionary Update 
 
December 20, 2018
 

 

 

 

Merry Christmas!

 

And the angel said to them, 
"Fear not, for behold, I bring you 
good news of great joy 
that will be 
for all the people. 
For unto you is born this day 
in the City of David 
a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:10-11

Indeed, Jesus is the Savior of the world. 
He has come! He is with us always, even now! 
And He is coming again!

 

Once again, the announcement that the Lord has come helps us to keep the rest of our lives in order. The message of salvation in Jesus Christ drives all of our mission efforts! 

Much of 2018 was spent assisting the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ghana through their transition to a new national church leadership, teaching and conducting a weekly workshop on preaching through WhatsApp (a popular cell phone communication tool).

In 2019, I will be introducing:

 

The Lutheran Institute of Biblical Studies

This "Institute" is not intended to give the impression that we have a group of pastors who are great Biblical scholars in Ghana. Rather, the opposite is true. Many pastors in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ghana (ELCG) have had limited seminary training and continue to need to grow in their ability to study, preach, and teach God's Word. Our goal is to equip regional senior pastors to mentor junior pastors to grow in their ability to study and proclaim God's Word to the people of their congregations and communities. Expect to hear more about this in 2019.

At this time, the ELCG has congregations in 30 districts in Ghana and desires to reach out to the 245 remaining districts. Our hope is that the Lutheran Institute of Biblical Studies will enable the church to proclaim God's Word in more and more cities, towns and villages of Ghana. Our desire is that all of these people know Jesus as Lord and Savior!

Presently, Joyce and I are in the USA for vacation. We are enjoying some much needed time with our kids and parents. 

May God be with you during this Advent and Christmas season and again assure you of His great love which He gave and continues to give through His Son, Jesus Christ!

Your prayers and financial support helps us keep moving forward!

 

David and Joyce

You've heard my message, and it's been confirmed by many witnesses. Entrust this message to faithful individuals who will be competent to teach others.
(2 Timothy 2:2)