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.


Anonymous said...

Where there is a need God will find a way. Great news.

Anonymous said...

Praise God for this partnership!!

Emilio Fernandez said...

Good morning, how are you?

My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because through them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately, it is impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are very small countries with very few population, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

For all this, I would ask you one small favor:
Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Peru? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Peru in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:

Emilio Fernandez Esteban
Avenida Juan de la Cierva, 44
28902 Getafe (Madrid)

If you wish, you can visit my blog where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

Finally, I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

Yours Sincerely

Emilio Fernandez