I visited the African nation of Rwanda specifically to connect with Pastor Paul Gitwaza, an old friend who is one of the most influential Christian leaders in the country. He has a major church in Kigali with branches all around the country and literally around the world – including other African nations, Europe, Canada, and the US.
When he invited me to preach in his midweek service, I immediately felt impressed to share about David and Goliath – joking that his high pulpit, built specifically to accommodate his extra-tall stature – made me feel like tiny David. Pastor Paul later shared with me that the message was especially appropriate for his people who – even though most of them are characteristically tall – feel spiritually small. The service was broadcast on television and radio, causing the message to reach far beyond the walls of the church building. In fact, I got an email the very next morning from a pastor in Kenya who saw it. He must have googled me to get my email address in order to follow up on the ministry of the night. [Read more…]