It is not the first time I have mentioned this need but I am following the tradition of the one about whom it was written: “And he said to them a third time…”
Furthermore, I have heard this week from my contacts in Vietnam about their desire for theological teachers and trainers to visit. A loud cry is being voiced: ‘Come over and help us’.
A Possible Scenario
The seminary there is training students (all part time) who are engaged in ministry all over the country. It draws students together for 3-4 days a month.
International teachers across a wide range of subjects are desired to supplement local teachers.
Probably an ideal visit would look like this:
* Teach a module to the regular students for 16 hours over 3-4 days
* Conduct a day of seminars as part of the existing continuing education program for church leaders.
* Visit to teach leaders and churches in a region away from the main centres (3-4 days or however long the teacher has to spare).
If you could only do one of these parts that would be fine. There is some flexibility.
The people are warm, the students are receptive, the churches are inspiring, the food is delicious and the needs are great.
I would love to receive enquiries about this opportunity for further details and completed expressions of interest.
Dr Geoff Pound
Image: Crowds of people riding motor bikes through Vietnamese streets.