During the week of 22-27 June
, Dr. Tim Beavis our VP of International Operations taught a systematic theology course to a group of 17 pastors and church leaders in the Middle East. Most of these joined the call from Lebanon but several others from Egypt also took advantage of the live translation into Arabic.
Carey’s first fully online course,
and while nothing beats the kind of interaction that live in-person teaching affords, we are thankful for the technology that allows us to serve even when we can’t physically be there. During each day of the 6-day course, the pastors logged on from their own homes (lockdowns continue to be in effect in this region like many others) and engaged in the study of God’s Word together. Just as many of us have become accustomed, and no likely experienced, there were a few occasions where the screen froze, somebody’s child came walking in to view, or where the translators power went out due to common rolling blackouts in the region. Nevertheless, we are grateful to the Lord that there were no major technological challenges and or delays in communication.