Apostolic Hub Paphos
"Come," he replied, "and you will see." So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him.
When two disciples of John wanted to know more about Jesus, he simply invited them to come and spend the rest of the day with him. Spending time with Jesus and his modern-day disciples is also the best way to describe our time in Paphos, Cyprus. We went to learn about house churches and living in the Kingdom of God, but it was no ordinary training program. We were invited into a home and shared meals together as family. There was a planned schedule which flowed like a liquid directed by the Holy Spirit. The most beautiful example of this was on the morning of “Discipleship Day” when we were honoured to be visited by a 70-year-old Jewish man from Jerusalem. One of our team members had met him on the flight over and invited him to “come and see”. We shared our love for Israel and her Messiah Jesus – Yeshua. As we went around the room, about half-way round everything stopped. Guenther related how he had visited Jerusalem in 2015 and stood in the Garden of Gethsemane weeping in repentance for his grandfather’s family connection to the holocaust. Our visitor, who had lost family members in the death camps, came over and embraced him in tears.
Our tiny training experience had representatives from four continents living together and sharing lives together. We had two children and three teenagers as well as over 20 adults. We had apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, some already experienced and others just beginning. What I loved the most was to see each ‘leader’ looking to promote others and encourage them into leadership roles. Those who gave the most were in the background, preparing, cleaning, praying, encouraging and serving. Now as each returns home, we are connected as family and looking to encourage one another to train new trainers in the ways of the Kingdom.
My first visit to Paphos was a year ago - Journey to Paphos
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