I FINISHED MY DOCTORAL PROJECT! YEA!
The project is about moving a church from an all white church, through being a multiracial church to being a multiethnic church. And we are making some progress but it's going to take a long time.
My thesis is that God gives us gifts through our brothers and sisters from different cultures. Those gifts begin with hearing Bible stories in different ways. But then it goes on the learning different ways of worship and fellowship from different cultures until we all appreciate the gifts God gives us in each other.
The first result of this is that we are starting a second worship service so that our friends from Togo can worship in their own language. Exciting huh?
And the attendance at worship has gone from 25 to 30 to 45 to 50!