Book Review: Church Reset: God’s Design for So Much More by Jack Wilkie

By Justin Hopkins | Oct 15, 2020

Published by Focus Press, Inc. (June 20, 2020) 141 pp. From focuspress.org: https://www.focuspress.org/churchreset Paperback $13.99 + shipping eBook $9.99 Audiobook $8.00 From Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BKXHF3L Paperback $14.00 (Prime) eBook $9.99 Publisher Description: Shouldn’t church be… more? If you’ve ever driven home on a Sunday with that question on your mind, you are not alone. When we…

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School Spotlight: Talawanda

By Justin Hopkins | Sep 29, 2020

Even though the corn crop was harvested last month, things are continuing to grow at the Talawanda School of Preaching. With the fields empty, the students have been working hard turning under the soil and clearing more land so they can plant more seed for the next growing season. They have worked so tirelessly that…

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Notes from our academic director

By Justin Hopkins | Sep 22, 2020

This summer has been quite an interesting ride to be sure. We began the year with a full calendar, which has now been wiped clean. My work with our three schools of preaching in Africa has looked a bit different than we had planned. There is still no indication as to when we might be…

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Upcoming Dates?

By Justin Hopkins | Sep 15, 2020

As restrictions are beginning to ease somewhat, it appears that the current distress isn’t going away any time soon. This year’s calendar has not turned out to look anything like we had planned. All of the things that had been on my calendar are now erased. I have kept busy with evangelism and ministry here…

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Meet Faustin

By Justin Hopkins | Sep 8, 2020

Faustin Emanuel Sifael is a native of Talawanda, Tanzania. He is now twenty-two years old. Since graduating High School he worked making bricks. His job was to turn the bricks over as they dried in the sun. He came to the school at Talawanda to help make the bricks for the construction of the school…

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Talawanda School of Preaching

By Justin Hopkins | Sep 1, 2020

Classes are once again in full swing at Talawanda, and the students are doing fine. We are about to end our first academic quarter in their second year. We have moved into the dry season, so after a successful corn harvest there isn’t as much in the garden, but we introduced a new well improved…

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Modelle School of Preaching Update

By Justin Hopkins | Aug 25, 2020

Classes continue as normal at Modelle. The students and faculty are paying careful attention to hygiene and health practices. The farm has yielded a nice harvest of corn. By using rotation planting, we are expecting a crop of Coco Yams this month, vegetables in September, and then Casava in October. The next crop to be…

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Rwenzori School of Preaching Update

By Justin Hopkins | Aug 18, 2020

The school in Uganda remains closed due to COVID-19 pending authorization from the government to reopen. There is still no word as to when that might happen. Even in the midst of the ongoing lockdown, God is not locked down. Mbusa, our director has planted a new congregation in the village of Kidodo with 15…

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Plowing In Hope

By Justin Hopkins | Aug 11, 2020

This summer has been quite an interesting ride to be sure. We began the year with a full calendar, which has now been wiped clean. My work with our three schools of preaching in Africa has looked a bit different than we had planned. There is still no indication as to when we might be…

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