Two pastors, Berna and Andrew, each in their separate churches greatly improved in their preaching. Without any solicitation, the church members unanimously said that they noticed a huge change in their preaching. In each of their cases, the church members themselves said, "we see the fruit of this TLT program, next time you go we are going to pay for your transport and for your manual and training fee." And the churches did this, they followed through. For Andrew, a church member said, "no more are you going to bicycle to this TLT training, I'm going to take you on my motorcycle and when you are done, call me, and I will come and pick you up." These testimonies are so touching to me, because first of all, the best evidence of the training accomplishing something is the church members' testimonies, not the participant's testimonies. Secondly, pastors are really not supported very well in Uganda, and especially in the district of Katakwi. They are given almost nothing, so this is a huge change in these two cases.
Again, at the end of the training, we had them divide into groups to prepare Bible lessons for children, and then act it out. This step always crystallizes in their minds the steps they learned in the training for making a Bible lesson and it gives them confidence that not only do they have the ability to teach the children in their churches, they have the ability to train others.
One group did a nice job of making drawings to use in their Bible lesson: