Basic Computer Training (BCT) Reaches the South of Fly
Low tide along the north side of Fly River.
New Location for BCT
It is so exciting to be conducting a training in a new location under a new name and getting to be out on the field for a month.
Since CRMF’s first training for ECPNG which started in 2019, our stops have only been on the north side of the Fly River. Two years later in 2022, as MAF Technologies, we have crossed the Fly River to the other side for training in a new arrangement.
How BCT Impacted the participants
In October 1517, Martin Luther nailed the 95 theses to start a discussion that the Word of God was the only authority for the Christian’s life.
As a result, this discussion became the foundation of the Protestant Reformation which also led into the Scriptures being translated in the heart language of the speakers.
On the 8th of April 2022, the graduation program was nailed on the entrance of the ECPNG Lewada Local Church to declare the end of writing and usher in the age of typing and printing.
The graduation program with the ECPNG’s official letterhead and the logo is the result of the two weeks of basic computer training that MAF Technologies delivered to the pastors and the ministry leaders at Lewada in the Tapila District of Western Province.
This remote Lewada community is in the South Fly area, which was our first experience crossing the Fly River for the training. The bulk of the pastors and ministry leaders who serve in the remote communities do not have or carry ID cards or official papers for identification. While the National Identity (NID) process in the country will take time for everyone to be on the national data, our remote pastors and ministry workers are being trained to develop Church letterheads for official Church programs, reports and proposals for funding assistance.
The bulk of the pastors and ministry leaders who serve in the remote communities do not have or carry ID cards or official papers for identification. While the National Identity (NID) process in the country will take time for everyone to be on the national data, our remote pastors and ministry workers are being trained to develop Church letterheads for official Church programs, reports and proposals for funding assistance.
Tapila District ECPNG Church Logo.
With the letterheads and logos, the participants are glad that they have templates with which to write programs or reports for proper presentation of their work. The two districts that have new logos have printed templates to be used as awareness for the next training.
This is the second training delivered back-to-back to make it affordable for the local churches to receive the training. It also meant that our MAF Technologies staff spent a month away from family to be able to deliver.
One of the participants, Pastor Abame Kaku from Tapila Local Church said,
“I have been saving money all these years to send my daughter to go for ICT school so that she could assist me in my work and now this training has come to my door step and all I paid was my K20.00 registration fee.”
He continued in tears to express how the training to present the Gospel via slide shows has enable him to be a better preacher.
Certificate presentation during the Tapila BCT Graduation.
He is really grateful for his Bible school training at Mapodo (one of ECPNG’s Bible School) and his active role as a pastor now enhanced with technology.
He added that the use of slides to prepare sermons has given him a lot of insights and broaden his mind to connect related Scripture references.
“He always came late for dinner so that he could spend more time practicing on the computer!”
Stories and food always go together.
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Grateful for those who showed support
We are so grateful for the mothers who are always in the background to provide all the meals, prayers and finances to host a training course and also the elderly couple who hosted the trainers and nine other participants who travelled in from other districts to attend the training.
The highlights for this trip with two trainings in a row was the first time delivering the training as MAF Technologies, our tickets and freight subsidies were approved in time and our return home after a month away worked out perfectly to be with the family to celebrate the Easter. We are grateful for our MAF aviation team, they are special in what you do for the remote’s places and the remote people!
We also acknowledge the Lord for providing everything so that we can bring help, hope and healing to the remote Lewada community.