On Monday, we held the opening session for our retreat in daily life, offered to the students and faculty of SAIACS. More than 80 people have registered, which will make it a very busy week for us 5 directors! I have 21 directees myself, including the principal and the dean of students, along with 19 students. Women meet with women, and men with men in this culture, which is why the male directees have the bulk of the workload; the good news for the women is that all women interested in participating have been admitted to the RDL. Some men, students and faculty, have had to be turned away simply because there are not enough hours in the day to meet them all.
Today, we begin meeting with them. We will meet each directee for half an hour every other day. They will have read a few Scripture passages, and asked the Lord to speak through them. We directors will help them process what God is saying through the text, and what God is doing in the midst of their busy lives. The goal is to provide enrichment for their walk with God, and to deepen their awareness of his presence in their lives.
Thank you for your prayers. Each of us is blessed to be participating in this ministry!
(And a big shout out to my colleague back home, Jon Dennis, whose wife, Susanne, gave birth to their first child on Monday morning! Congratulations to Jon and Susanne and their daughter!)