Classes at the International Baptist Church (IBC) are in full swing now. I (Betsy) am co-teaching with the same teacher I assisted last year. We alternate teaching the English lesson and the Bible lesson.
It was my honor to teach the Bible lesson last week. We went through the creation account in the first two chapters of Genesis. In my preparation, I read some of Daniel Kikawa's book, Perpetuated in Righteousness. He gives ample evidence that most people groups, very early in their histories, believed in the one true God. They had different names for Him, but the earliest legends include accounts that parallel Genesis quite close. It was wonderful to illustrate to my students that God is not just "my God" or only a foreign god among many gods here in Asia. He is the one true Creator of all the universe. He has truly written "eternity on their hearts" as Don Richardson discovered in Indonesia.
We thank and praise our God for these souls that He has called to IBC. Please be praying for open hearts, the moving of the Spirit, and wisdom for all of us who are teaching.