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.