Daily Archives: April 16, 2008


Getting Class

I bade farewell to a friend today, Bob Ewell who works with the navigators was here teaching principles of discipleship to the pastoral students at Emmaus Biblical Seminary. He had finished his two week module and was racing back home to be at another function on Friday. I pray he makes it.

I however was just starting out today. People here keep asking how the first day went and my answer is rather consistent: I’m not sure. Nothing went wrong, that’s for certain but I haven’t really clicked with my translator Guenson either. I will soon, I’m certain of that. I’ve worked with him before and he’s very talented. The first day for me is a bit staccato. First there are brief introductions, then we go over the syllabus and eventually we try to start the class while I ask some questions and try to get a grip on where my students are at.

For the first portion of my Spiritual Warfare classes I start with some basic world view principles. North American Christians typically have a more naturalistic or perhaps I should say, minimally spiritualistic world view. Haitian Christians however have grown up in a culture that is saturated with spiritism. The reality of the matter is that North American Christians think too little of the demonic while Haitian Christians think too much of it. Neither is Biblically balanced and I try to fix that during the course.


Spiders

AAAAAH Spiders!
Well only one so far but eaeaeeaeeaeeghk! I hate spiders. I walked into my room last night and what to my wondering eye should appear but a hideous beast eight feet across! (If you think about it carefully all spiders are eight feet across.)
An unidentified breed of 3-4 inch spider was resting on the rug next to my bed. Have I mentioned I don’t like spiders?
My host, Brett Bundy merely smiled and said, “Oh those are too fast for you to kill.” Have I mentioned that I don’t like fast spiders? Fortunately for me Brett showed me the proper and very high speed method of killing them with a wound up belt. The crumpled albeit grody remains are mostly in the trash can down the hall to prove that they are not indeed too fast to kill. Did I mention that I like dead spiders… as long as they’re not dead near me?

While all of the excitement was happening in here it was raining rather large and continuous buckets outside. Tropical rainstorm… ah a sound to relax to after nearly dying of horror from a spider. (Hey it was big to me!)