India Update #3

2018-01-18

2018 01 18 image 1Group pictures and summary stories are great. But the real strength of our ministry is the individuals who God brings into our global family.

Meet Gloriana (Glori for short), our training director for Indonesia who focuses on reaching the next generation with Walk Thru resources.

Below you can see a picture of the workbooks Gloriana’s team created to teach Crucible (David) and Detour (Joseph) to the youth of Indonesia. We’re not talking about just design, they’ve rewritten the entire workbook in student-friendly language without compromising the message at all.

None of us here had ever met Glori before this week. Now none of us will ever forget her.

She’s extremely intelligent, vivacious, culturally sensitive, and loves Jesus with all her heart. She’s also fun to hang out with and brings a fresh Millennial perspective to our team.

2018 01 18 image 2She taught her practice session from Revolution as if she were teaching a room full of teenagers. For a few wonderful minutes many of us felt like we were young again! And she had already thoroughly contextualized the material I created in America for the vastly different culture of Indonesia. That’s no small accomplishment considering she heard Revolution for the first time just two days before!

We’ve finished training Gloriana and the five other leaders who joined us from our Asia Pacific region. They’ve headed home to Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, and Japan, eager to launch this new course in their own countries.

Each one of them is worthy of their own update. I can’t imagine a higher privilege than serving men and women like this!

Now we shift our focus for the next three days to Sathyabal’s team of 25 full time trainers from India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Bhutan. I’ll ask Rich to write another update about that tomorrow.

There’s no way any of this would be possible without your partnership. So please keep the prayers and emails coming. You have no idea how much your encouragement means to all of us here!

Serving together with you,
Phil Signature
Phil Tuttle

 

 

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