An Android in the pulpit

29 Oct

Everyone we’ve talked to has told us the most important thing we can do for the first six months is learn the language. We’re doing that, but we’re also anxious to “get to work.” So I was really encouraged Sunday night to see an Android tablet in the pulpit! The pastor was using it for his Bible and notes. The church I visited is located in one of the pueblos outside town and has a dirt floor and tin roof, so I did not expect to see gadgets there. In fact, as I have seen the poverty around us, I had begun to wonder whether it is in fact too early to work on digital publishing and mobile apps for pastors. Not so! I’m not a month too early, and maybe even “late.”

In a similar vein, Vicki and I visited an English class tonight that uses a Bible study as their primary teaching material. There were several young men there, mostly students with no prior exposure to the Bible, and there we were talking about the importance of daily devotions and how to have a quiet time. One student said he was “thankful to have friends who know God better.” They long for the peace and joy that comes from knowing God, and they’re beginning to realize that they might have stumbled onto it. They realize that there’s more to this life than school and stuff, and they were so much more open to discussing the Bible than most in the US and Europe (except international students, who may not have been hardened). Vicki and I both thought, “This is what we came for.” It was exciting, and we hope to get involved with English classes on a regular basis as we get settled.

2 Responses to “An Android in the pulpit”

  1. Salli Milledge October 30, 2013 at 10:49 am #

    Yay…that is encouraging! God is good, all the time. 🙂

  2. michael CHANDLER October 31, 2013 at 9:19 pm #

    Yes, encouraging. The Deutchmann’s got a lot of milage for the kingdom with their English classes in Czech land.

    Dad

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