Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A New Partnership - Reaching and Teaching

It is hard to believe our time in the States is about over.  Time flew by, and we certainly did not get to spend the amount of time that we wanted with everyone we wanted to meet up with. 
 
I am writing this from a little house in the Beartooth Wilderness of Montana.  We finally got a chance to escape our business and rest for a few days in God's vast creation of snow, trees, and clean air.  Praise God. 
 
The guys got back from the trip to the jungle earlier this month.  The trip went well and it seems we will have another interesting and very busy year in the jungle.  We found out there are ten witches in the village of Chembo and two in Nazareth.  We will go to Chembo in March and Nazareth in May.
 
Another exciting announcement is that our church in Cusco and Scott Dollar's church in Tennessee will be partnering with David Sills and Reaching and Teaching to start a training center in the jungle town of Satipo.  We will bring all the leaders from the villages, as well as the leaders in the Satipo area to Satipo for conferences where we will teach a curriculum that Reaching and Teaching has developed.  We will be teaching three, one week conferences, three times a year for three years. 

Reaching & Teaching International Ministries exists to reach the peoples of the world through evangelism and by meeting the great need for deep discipleship, pastoral preparation, leadership training, and theological education around the world. Reaching & Teaching was founded by David Sills, born out of the deep needs for discipleship and ministry training that he has seen in countries all around the world. This awareness of field based ministry needs coupled with his current work serving as a professor to those will be the missionaries of the future, led to the establishment of a ministry that will provide culturally appropriate discipleship and training for people groups around the world.
 
Below is a great video to introduce you to Reaching and Teaching.
 
 

 
 
We are so excited for this opportunity and we believe it will do much for the sake of training native pastors to pastor churches in their villages, and then go deeper into the Amazon. 
 
We will host the first week long conference on May 25th-29th.  Please be in prayer for the logistics of planning these trips, for the pastors that will begin their three year commitment, for our preparation to teach, and for the Spirit of God to make the Word of God effectual in the hearts of the people.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thankfulness as the Kingdom Advances

It has been very busy since we returned to the States for a short season.  Time seems to be flying by.  We have really enjoyed our time here and visiting with family, friends, and churches. 
 
Today is a day of thanksgiving.  A day to be thankful to God for all His goodness and mercies in our lives.  Primarily for His mercy to us in sending His glorious and precious Son, Jesus, to die in our place and give us life and hope in the gospel. 
 
 
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!
- 1 Chronicles 16:34
 
Eat much, enjoy family, and be thankful to our great and good God for He is worthy of all glory.  I am so thankful that He continues to advance His Kingdom in every tribe, tongue, nation, and people.  As we eat, laugh, and thank God today, remember God's faithful servants that are laboring for the gospel.  Scott Dollar and people from his church, The Way,  as well as Joe Martinez and Anthony Olson from our church, will be going to the jungle again tomorrow.  They will be teaching and preaching in Satipo, Chembo, and Lima on this trip.  In Lima they will be working with my friend TJ at Heart of Christ Ministries, who is doing an amazing work.  Please pray for them.
 
1.  Pray overall for God’s glory to magnified during trip.
2.  Pray for the Spirit of God to fill everyone on this trip.
3.  Pray for Miguel as he leads the church in Satipo.
4.  Pray that God softens hearts of those in Satipo as the church evangelizes.
5.  Pray as the church in Satipo as they baptize their first converts
6.  Pray for the church in Chembo
7.  Pray for the community of Chembo
8.  Pray for the kids and families in Caja De Agua
9.  Pray for plans to establish Reaching and Teaching Center in Satipo in May that will begin a three-year training process for pastors
10.  Pray for possible visit to a new village in the Rio Tambo area in May

The travel and teaching details of the trip can be found at Scott Dollar's blog, HERE

 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Book Sale 91% Off Kindle

The Kindle version of my book, The Spiritual Discipline of Meditation, will be going on sale at Amazon.  On October 27th, you can get it for only .99 cents.  It goes up in price each day for the week.
 
You can buy the book at Amazon HERE.