I am a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and I received a wonderful education by Godly men over the years at SEBTS. I am usually on campus helping with missions classes or disciple-making classes 2-4 times per year. We love SEBTS and Dr. Akins' passion for missions. SEBTS and the Great Commission center teamed up with the NC State Baptist Convention to hold the Four Fields training. We had 100 come for the training, about 50 from SEBTS and 50 from the community representing local churches who want to reach into the areas of Raleigh that have the highest pockets of those far from God. Training went great; we had several pastors help us lead the training, and they did such a great job. We also had key NPL folks and NAMB folks help! We hit the streets over the next few days into these pockets of people far from God and saw 15 people come to Christ, 60+ homes wanted someone to come back and spend time with them sharing the word of God, and hundreds were presented with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are excited because the Great Commission center and local churches are going to continue the training on campus and in the community with the help of some local workers. The day after the training, one leader equipped 100+ folks at his local church on how to share the Gospel, and on another evening after the training ended, he equipped another 50 folks. It was exciting to see the excitement brewing over making disciples of those far from God in this area. Now it’s time for the hard work— to dig in and disciple those new believers. One household had 5 people come to Christ, and since then, the household
has been equipped with the Gospel, trained in what it means to repent and believe in the Gospel, trained in baptism, has taken baptism, and is now being trained to pray; all practices folks will need for a lifetime, just the beginning. NPL Raleigh, NC!
We trained an organization in Colorado called RXed who desires to take multiplying disciples into the Crossfit world. So, we trained a group of key leaders who are passionate about Crossfit but love the people of the Crossfit world and desire to take the Gospel to all of the Crossfit training boxes around the world. We are excited about this group, just like we are about the Hellfighters, because these are "all in”-type folks. Pray for Becky and her teams as we begin equipping them with some tools and methods for Gospeling and discipling among those far form God in the Crossfit world! Becky and her team now plan to train all of their chapters across the US on how to use those tools and methods of discipleship.
After the training, we spent some time in the San Juan Mountains with some NPLers. If there was any doubt that we were not fit for Crossfit, climbing to a 12,600 foot pass left no doubts in anyone's mind! But, we enjoyed it and are thankful for the time spent with co-laborers. Thanks for waiting for us, guys!
A group of NPLers around Seattle and a team from Oregon came together for some Iron-on-Iron coaching while also hosting a Level 1 training for new folks interested in impacting their communities for Christ. We were amazed at the friendliness and openness of those we talked to in the community and in local stores. It was natural to turn a conversation centering on politics into a "3 Circles" or testimony chat. Although no one turned to Christ while we were in the community, the co-laborers there are training disciples and seeing some multiplication occur in the harvest. It was encouraging to us to hear their stories and see their strategies. We expect to see God do great things in the Northwest!
More Traveling with Angie
I am blessed to have a wonderful Godly wife who is also called to the mission of God to make sure that every person in the world has an opportunity to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the opportunity to be discipled by a reproducing disciple! She is a great trainer, teacher, and practitioner. I have spent much of the last 17 years traveling at least 120 days per year training, but we are now in a new season of life. Angie, the better half, is now able to travel with me, but most organizations who ask us to train and coach don’t provide travel funds for Angie. We have intentionally co-trained over the years to model that this is a family affair, even involving the kids as much as possible. We feel it is so important that families learn to rediscover how to disciple by sharing the Gospel and pouring their lives into others that we have been committed to giving this example. We need your help. We have a training trip to India coming up next week and a trip for 6 weeks to Europe to train and coach church planters in March and April of next year. We have set up an account you can give to that will allow Angie to train with me and help me train and coach. We will be leading several advanced trainings in India for leaders, training them in a method of how to interpret the Word of God while studying about relationships the way God intended. Angie will lead the women, and I will lead the men. These leaders will learn how to use the Inductive Bible Study method while they learn better how to relate to their spouses and how to train their churches and networks of churches in how to have healthy relationships. We will also be visiting new workers in these locations, encouraging, coaching and training with them. We need about $2,800 for the India trip for trains, planes and automobiles and about $9,500 for next March and April. We ask for your prayers and your help for us to be on mission together in this new season of life for us. Tax deductible gifts can be made at 4Fields; click on the Donate button at the bottom of the page. Thank you!
Abigail is married, as of Aug.13th! Please keep her and Luke in your prayers as they start their new life together seeking No Place Left.
We will be traveling to India next week for a month of training and coaching. We are looking forward to being in South Asia again, but please pray for health, safety, and understanding and growth for those in the trainings.
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