It is also a risky topic cross-culturally. We wondered, would anyone relate to this, or is it too abstract? But God is answering prayer, and on the move. One of the participants fell under strong conviction about harsh words he had showered on his subordinate, and asked for help in seeking forgiveness and reconciliation. Angels blew trumpets, I'm sure. It's not easy to repent anywhere, and moreso in a hierarchical society for an elder to repent in front of a younger man. Then even more amazingly, he decided to share the story with the whole group, putting himself in a very bad light. Two others expressed their struggles as well. Past seminars (Kevin's Sonship and Donovan's Teaching Redemptively) were mentioned, demonstrating that the Word is still slowly percolating, that fruit will still sprout from those days.
It was a holy evening. We continue to pray for real all-things-new wholeness in our hearts and our colleagues', the emerging character of leaders that will transform Bundibugyo. This was a glimpse of the answer.