Monday, March 14, 2011

Gypsy Smith Leadership Training - March 2011

The March session of the Gypsy Smith Leadership Training School (GSS) began today with 19 church leaders from around Romania.  This group is the first to meet in the Ruth School's new library and media room.  The room is spacious, well lit, and equipped with a projector and white board.  It is a great space for teaching and learning.  We are grateful for God's provision.

This session the men are being taught by Wesley Craig, Missions pastor at Baptist Temple in San Antonio, TX and Doug Bryan, Assistant Provost for Academic Services at Gardner Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC.  Wesley's name may sound familiar because he and his wife Susan, served on the Project Ruth staff for three years through CBF's Global Service Corps.  It was like coming home as they reacquainted themselves with the city and greeted old friends at Providence Baptist Church and the Ruth School.  For Doug, this is a first time experience of being in Romania.  But one he is quickly adapting to as we show him the city and introduce him to not only the Romanian culture but the Roma (Gypsy) culture as well.

The week has started off great with sunny, warm weather and students eager to learn.  Pray for the remaining days to be fruitful and blessed.

**Photo: Wesley Craig beginning the day.

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