When an Ethiopian Comes To Your House Church
Quick update: Today John, Gizaw, and Kenton from Kansas City shared a day with us here in Iowa. We had been hoping for a few months to draw together some of the main players in our upcoming Ethiopia trip for a time of dialogue, team building, and interaction.
We started out the day with an off the hook word from Gizaw. I had asked Gizaw to speak to us about “what the church in America can learn from the church of Ethiopia” and the Lord and Gizaw did not dissapoint. Then it was off to the Starlite Room for some down home eating and Field of Dreams references, as well as a lot of intentional dialogue about what the trip to Ethiopia will look like both in the short and long term. Then back to our house, where John shared about the vision of House of Friends. He also shared a dream he had last night that was for our house church. Then ensued a time of worship, prophecy, pizza, card games and chick flicks. (Note: not everyone participated in every activity.) Oh, yeah, and Bryan danced a victory dance to Staying Alive by the Bee Gees.
Hopefully I’ll have a chance to give a more detailed report tomorrow.