Five 'Cs' - five Grapes - must be attached to the Vine!!

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Glennis Mafi •

Papua New Guinea


A month or two had gone by since I received an invitation to bring Saline to Papua New Guinea and despite many e-mails I still didn't have a PNG or other Pacific assistant trainer.  Then I met Jill, a NZ nurse who with her husband had worked in PNG and Nigeria as missionaries.  She attended a Saturday morning shared training with HCFI trainer Leonora van Tonder.  Jill heard about my uncertainty - God had led me ('Don't be afraid to follow me into the Pacific') and here was the invitation on a plate, but where were the assistant trainers?  I had to give some new local trainers this opportunity.  Jill said, 'I and my husband will be in PNG in August at a theological college very close to Kudjip -- can I help?'  So I spent some time with Jill and her husband.  They gave me valuable insight into PNG thinking, and I decided to ask Jill to teach the 5 C's even though she had never done a full Saline or TOT (Sorry if I broke the rules!)  Once that step of faith had been taken, God answered prayer and over the next few weeks one Fijian and two PNG nurses all agreed to assist -- Praise the Lord!



At Kudjip Nazarene Hospital witness training Jill took question 3, and she did it very effectively.  She knew she needed to emphasize the importance of cultivating our relationship with the Lord Jesus by regular Bible reading and prayer, in order to exhibit the 5 C characteristics.  She had prepared a poster of the Vine -- Jesus, and the five grapes - the 5 C's -- they must be attached to the Vine to grow.   People were clearly thinking hard.  And I was thinking too.  I was learning another way to present Q3.  And I was thanking God that Jill had volunteered to help.


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Rosa Lopez

Dios siempre nos sorprende y muchas veces supera nuestras expectativas. Podemos confiar en Él.

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Rosa Lopez

Dios siempre nos sorprende y muchas veces supera nuestras expectativas. Podemos confiar en Él.

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Bing Titus Tamu

Yes I agree with you Glennis, unfortunately I never got to collect Jill's grape poster . How wonderful what a blessing we had.
In his love
Bing

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Gábor Győri

Thank you Glennis! I am always encouraged to hear about the transformational touch of Jesus Christ. He starts with us, and than He uses us to touch others! Praying for you and Jill. Gábor

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Latha Mathew

Thank you Glennis for sharing that experience. Thank God for the way the Lord orchestrated for Jill to be a co-trainer with you. Like the creative way in which Jill explained the 5Cs through the vine. May the Lord give you many more trainers in PNG in the coming year.

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