An Update From Manila - Day 4

Today's post from Manila comes from Pauline Estell, Walk Thru the Bible's International Coordinator, via an email she sent to the Walk Thru the Bible team.

(NOTE: Here's a little background before the update begins. Phil and the team spent the past few days meeting with our Global Leaders. He taught all six sessions of our upcoming resource which is based on the life of Joseph. Each year Phil will teach the next planned project in order to get feedback from the global leaders.)

I did not have an opportunity to send an update yesterday, but Phil felt your prayers and was able to finish Joseph today! As with Crucible last year, the leaders love it and are anxious to teach it. The input they gave will be very helpful in completing the course. The teaching on the life of Joseph is very relevant and they are anxious to launch it.

  • As you know, Walk Thru the Bible Philippines launched Crucible last week. They have plans to teach it in four cities outside of Manila in the next few months. Their goal for attendance is 700-1,000 people per city. The wife of one of their board members teaches a Bible study at several of the banks and has asked her boss if he would purchase 150 Crucible workbooks. There are 65 people at this bank, but she requested more because knows that the people at the three other branches will be jealous. After she shared this last night, with much excitement, she prayed that her boss would agree. She learned today that they will purchase the 150 workbooks!

  • Since the launch on Saturday, Promise Keepers has scheduled four events in the Philippines this year.

  • The National Director of Campus Crusade for Christ was at the launch and has requested that Crucible be taught at two staff retreats this year.

  • Yuri Shelestun, Regional Director for CIS will launch Cruciblein April:
    • April 9-12 - Pastors' conference outside of Kiev. They are expecting 450 pastors.
    • April 13 - Live Event in Kiev. They are expecting approximately 300 people.

  • Beni Lup, Regional Director for Eastern Europe, will launch Crucible on April 14.

  • Robert Kusnadi, Director for Walk Thru the Bible Indonesia, is planning to televise Crucible on a cable network that reaches about 1 million subscribers. It will reach 10 major cities.

I'm sure we will never know the full impact of Crucible and how many lives it will impact and change for this and the next generation.

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jfretz 03.11.2014 11:30  
Crucible experience Yes No   Phil,

It feels like I am having a "crucible" experience these last few weeks. With my mother's passing, flooding of my house and work efforts being thwarted, I feel a bit like David or possibly Job. I would appreciate any prayer support you and others can provide. Jfretz
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