Thursday, May 01, 2008

Bolivia: Tough Night at LDC

Tonight was perhaps the toughest session I’ve ever had at a leadership conference. We had a great turnout—many more than I expected.

What made it tough was the translator. He made jokes as I talked, sometimes not even explaining what I said before he made the joke. He also talked at a different pace even when I was very animated. In other words, he might have been saying much of what I was saying, but it was coming across very differently than intended. I could tell from the faces of the people that they were confused most of the time.

Please claim this promise for tomorrow’s sessions—

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)

I have surrendered this situation to the Lord. I do not want to discourage or embarrass this man, for translating is difficult. I know I could not do it well. But we also have a responsibility to effectively communicate to those who are taking their precious time to participate. We also need to prepare the churches and their people for campaign and team coming in June.

Thanks for praying.

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