Over the years God has helped us plan the future of this ministry. We have often thought how valuable it would be to have a facility where students could come and study God’s Word away from distractions over a four weeks period so they can complete the course. So much of our training has been in smaller segments; an introduction and then two or three follow up five-day sessions. This proved to be ineffective. Students lose interest and commitment because the BIG PICTURE of God’s plan for His Church is not seen all at one time.
We have concluded that our strategy must change to be more effective. There have been several locations that were possibilities where we could hold a four-week training, but none of them worked out until now. As we continued to pray and God answered with “a wide door for effective work… opened to” us in S. E. Asia (Romans 16:9).
Someone who founded an orphanage is redirecting the leaders to focus on reaching the unreached people groups and develop an Antioch Church. The board of directors are on board with this and today Tim met with several more involved in the ministry along with someone who works along the China border. Their commitment to our philosophy of ministry is such that if we need another building for training they are willing to build it. Tim presented to everyone there on Sunday how strategic their location is and how bringing these orphans out of their tribal groups would help them be willing to reach other people groups. The effectiveness of training them in this setting, before they get established in the traditional mission ways, puts them light years ahead in doing mission work God’s way, with His Word and His power.
Will you pray with us that every step along this new path will be directed by the Lord and empowered by the Holy Spirit. Updates will be posted as they develop.
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