Saturday, January 26, 2013

Look out SE Asia, here I come!

Dear friends,

I am just about to book my ticket to SE Asia for 3-4 weeks of TOT's (Training of Trainers). My two colleagues and I are scheduled for 3 TOT's of 40 students each. That is the maximum number we can teach at a time, even though smaller groups are ideal. The goal is for us not to actually teach children's workers there in this country anymore, but rather to teach trainers who will teach the rest of the country's children's workers through their networks. 

At the same time, the millions of kids in this mostly Muslim country are gradually being touched with the Gospel. We are networking with Samaritan's Purse staff, Compassion International, OMF, orphanages, professors, teachers, missionaries, One Hope, PESAT, etc. to train local leaders to reach local kids. These local leaders know the culture, language and have the ability to be involved the the children's lives on a consistent basis. This is how discipleship happens.We also want to see at least 1 trained leader for every 50 children (not a hard and fast number but something to shoot for). You can look at if you want more information on this vision that is shared by organizations in over 80 countries around the world. Included there is our TWELVE curriculum for you to check out if you are interested in knowing what we teach.

It is such a blessing to see these children's workers so excited to disciple children with fresh inspiration and new practical skills. Our relationships with many of those we train, even after 3 days of training, become close and personal. These brothers and sisters in Christ are precious, and connecting with them is what the Body of Christ is all about. I often feel like I am living in the book of Acts and Revelation as we experience life and worship the Lord of Lords together.

My last blog entry gives a lot of pictures of my training trips last year. If you are astute, you can guess where I went! I have to be careful what I post so I don't compromise myself or my team. There is persecution in both places where I have been training lately.

As I mentioned, it is time to purchase my ticket for this trip and I need to raise $4000 to cover this trip and my next one to the gcmEQUIP (global children's ministry) conference at the end of May. That is in Bogota, Columbia for about 10 days. Our ministry, is heavily involved in helping to host that conference and doing global networking while there. Last year it was in Chang Mai, Thailand.

If you would like to go along with me through giving, you can give a tax deductible donation through Allegro. I would be honored to "take you with me" as you give &/or pray and will give you the details when I get back. I cannot do this kind of ministry without prayer covering and the financial participation of friends like you! Thanks on advance for considering participation in this strategic ministry!
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