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phil-tuttlePhil Tuttle: Welcome to my blog! For those of you new to the site, I am the President of Walk Thru the Bible, an organization based in Atlanta, GA, dedicated to igniting a passion for God's Word—here in the U.S. and throughout the world. In this blog you'll find a crazy blend of random thoughts, bizarre humor, and even an occasional deep insight.

Please jump into the discussion because, as we all know, a conversation is way more fun than a monologue.


 

Final India Update

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I've lived a lot of life since coming home from India two weeks ago, but the memories are still vivid. Reading all your encouraging comments and heartfelt prayers was so moving. Thank you for going with me to India through the miracle of prayer.

The previous eight updates captured most of the challenges and rewards our leaders in South Asia face every day. They also communicated most of my strongest memories from our trip.

There is, however, one more special moment I want to share with you.

As the conference was winding down, an idea appeared in my mind. At first I tried to push it aside since it wasn't part of the carefully built agenda that characterizes our gatherings in South Asia. But when the idea sunk its nails into my frontal cortex, I decided the impulse was from the Holy Spirit and went for it.

I placed a chair in the middle of our 25 person circle and asked our Regional Director, Vallab Sathyabal, to have a seat. He gave me an uncomfortable look as if to say, "I don't know what you have planned for me, but this is not our way, Pastor Phil."

That was music to my ears!

Our Atlanta headquarters team knows how much I love creating spontaneous moments that move people beyond their comfort zones. In fact, they've coined a term for such awkward encounters. They call it being "Tuttled."

Apparently our staff's exaggerated descriptions of these glorious experiences had made their way to Sathyabal's ears halfway around the world!

I assured him these activities rarely prove fatal, and he reluctantly took his place.

The rules were simple. As the microphone moved around the circle, each person was to look Sathyabal in the eye and tell him what they appreciate most about his character and leadership.

It took several reminders to get our trainers to look at Sathyabal rather than me, and to switch their pronouns from "he" to "you." When they finally embraced the idea, their affirmations were far more powerful than I'd hoped. Here are a few sound bites I managed to capture.

"You are younger than me, but you've been my role model for many years."

"I appreciate that though you demand high accountability, you do so as a brother rather than a boss."

"I'm serving in a position of great influence and responsibility. There's no way I would be ready for my current role if you hadn't mentored me for the past ten years."

"I love you because you gave me a second chance. You were right to release me years ago when I fell far short of my goals two years in a row. But three years later when I pleaded with you to reinstate me, you took a risk and gave me a chance to make things right. I'll never forget that you gave me grace."

2015-02-09 image-2Every man and woman spoke truth into Sathyabal's weary spirit as he slowly rotated his chair around the circle. His tears flowed freely as did mine. And then we gathered around, laid our hands on his trembling shoulders, and prayed for his personal walk with God, his marriage, and his ministry. Hearing Sathyabal describe the experience to his wife, Anitha, over dinner cemented the power of that moment in all our minds.

Someone once said, "encouragement is the oxygen of the soul." Sathyabal and the rest of us got to experience that truth in the final moments of our conference.

In the middle of more than a billion people, I got to see and hear just how much impact one person can have if his life is fully committed to daily discipleship and the miracle of mentoring.

Our brothers and sisters in South Asia plan to impact 1.2 million people through Walk Thru the Bible live events in 2015. That number is absolutely attainable because Sathyabal has chosen to lead by serving. He's the kind of leader others won't hesitate to follow.

The kind of leader I hope to someday be. How about you?

Exponential Effect

Today's post comes from Mark Schaff, International Trainer

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Can you double an exponential effect?

One formula is clear.
Train a teacher – that's addition.
Train a trainer – that's multiplication.
Train a trainer of trainers – that's exponential explosion.

This is the mathematical explanation of how last year's 25 South Asian consultation team members touched 1,180,000 lives.

We introduced a new formula yesterday. The KNOW. FEEL. DO. formula. Rather than simply training the South Asian leaders in the content of Chosen, Phil spent the day training the men in how to prepare and apply a message for transformation not information.

Dissecting the lessons of Chosen as an example, Phil guided the team in developing applications for their teaching. Determine what you want your students to KNOW, FEEL and Do from each Bible lesson.

The men engaged with Phil, each other, and Chosen with incredible energy. Gone were the quiet listening and words of appreciation after a polite pause. There was talkative chaos, leaning forward in seats with immediate questions, ah ha's, and affirmations.

"Why haven't you taught us this before?!" was heard more than once.

I winced a bit at that comment. "Hey, we've been teaching application for years. It is our DNA!" I thought. But life change is a process. Just because you said something once does not mean people learn it. Then I got swept up in the joy of learning with everyone else. The time was ripe for the men to grasp this lesson – method – teaching goal. This is the second exponential track at this year's consultation.

Addition – it influences their teaching of Chosen.
Multiplication – it changes all their Walk Thru the Bible course teachings.
Exponential Impact – the skill transfers to all their teaching far beyond Walk Thru the Bible curriculum.

As the KNOW. FEEL. DO. formula gets passed through the first formula of the training of trainers, we may do much more than double our impact.

Celebrate the continual growth of our South Asia team!

- Mark Schaff, International Trainer

India Update #7

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(Today's update is from Mark Schaff, our International Trainer)

Hello,

The catalyst event for this whirlwind trip of preaching, teaching and training is up and running. The actual consultation has begun.

The various 'stats' are being tabulated:

  • 28 leaders
  • 15 languages
  • 4 countries

(It takes more than 3 minutes to sing the chorus of 'this is the day' in each language present).

For the 7th year in a row, the South Asia team has touched over a million lives with relevant Biblical messages. These messages ignite passion for God's Word and forge a group of men and women into a solid team that, to adapt a phrase, is 'taking a walk and changing the world.'

What impressed me today was the dynamics of the team. You would think the 27 hour train ride from Kolkata to Hyderabad would be a real drain. Physically, beyond a doubt. But the East / North East Zonal team arrived enthused.

Rarely seeing each other and spending a day+ together in a sleeping cabin is a rejuvenating reunion of fellowship. The larger team is separated by thousands of miles with major rivers and mountain ranges between them. This consultation is the one time they gather as group.

Between reports, they pray for one another - deep prayers of thanksgiving for deliverance from major car wrecks on the mountain roads of Punjab, healing of voices when one could not speak after traveling 200 miles to lead an event, protection from municipal governments that seek to disrupt and disperse church gatherings.

Years ago, gatherings like this were a time of friendly competition of reports and stories. Today, I saw a group of friends, deeply concerned for one another gathering around the Great Commission wanting their lives to count.

It has been fun watching Phil; without a translator he is 'cut free' to be more himself. The men are really connecting with him and soaking up CHOSEN. Today is Phil's birthday.

However corny, the picture that comes to mind is an old admiral commanding fleets of ships with all the vast responsibilities of the office, suddenly being allowed to jump on a small frigate. Zipping through the waves as a young captain with the sea spray and wind in his face. Phil is in full classic training mode. The skills and abilities that saw him rise to Dean of faculty, VP of International and President are still there and shining. Yea, he is a year older today. But the 'old guy' still has it.

OK, back to statistics. We have to make a new category for God's Grand Story. We currently count number of churches with live events, number of small groups, people attending, etc...but we did not think to add New Churches Started.

At least two small groups in South India gathered to study God's Grand Story. After hearing the messages and meeting for six weeks of study and devotions, they decided to continue meeting around God's Word. And 'bang,' a new church blooms and a local Walk Thru instructor begins nourishing a new leader with more life change material.

Thank you for your prayers. We feel them daily.

- Mark

P.S. Happy Birthday Mr. President!

What Would You Do?

India Update #6

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So . . . If you had a vacant floor in your four-story office flat, what would you do with it?

That's the decision that confronted our South Asia Regional Director, Vallab Sathyabal, and his wife, Anitha.

Most Americans would simply use it as extra storage space and fill it up with soon-forgotten boxes. The entrepreneurs among us would recognize the income potential, and look for a renter immediately.

2015-01-14 image-2But Sathyabal and Anitha had a better idea. A much better idea.

They reconfigured the space, hired a family to move in as house parents, and provided a priceless opportunity to five heartbroken boys.

All five are the sons of fathers who died of AIDS. Their mothers have also tested positive for the dreaded disease.

Here in Hyderabad India, that means these boys have no hope for a positive future. They'll likely be orphaned within years. And they have little or no shot at a quality education or a rewarding career.

But Sathyabal and Anitha changed all that.

Here's how it works. The boys stay in town during the week and attend high quality, college prep schools. Their meals and lodging are all provided, along with love and biblical nurture from their house parents and their two great kids. All these costs plus school tuition are fully funded by Sathyabal and Anitha, along with six other families here in India.

The boys spend weekends and holidays at home with their moms. While it's far from perfect, this opportunity is life changing on every level.

2015-01-14 image-3We got to hang out with three of the boys and hear their stories a few days ago. They didn't seem to mind coming home from school a few hours early to meet us!

In spite of the heartbreak these boys have experienced, their faces radiate joy. They're growing in their love for Christ and knowledge of His Word. And they now have a future worth dreaming about.

While none of this is officially part of Walk Thru the Bible, I thought you should hear what our leaders have chosen to do with their spare time and resources -- neither of which they have a lot of.

Sathyabal and Anitha are amazing examples of what it looks like when we live life full out for Christ. Not the sanitized version of our faith that huddles in comfortable church buildings, but the messy kind that takes Christ's love to those who need it the most.

I'm inspired and convicted by Sathyabal and Anitha. We've been serving together since 1992. I didn't think it was possible for me to love and respect them any more. But I was wrong.

-Phil

India Update #5

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It happens everywhere we go.

My wife connects deeply with random people in record time.

Though I've watched it over and over, I still can't explain how she does it. I've tried to analyze the process, but it's too spontaneous to recreate in the lab of my mind.

It's already happened several times on this trip. And it happened again today at the church where I preached.

Women of all ages welcomed her into their hearts. The twenty-somethings swapped email addresses and Facebook friend requests. The middle aged women asked to see pictures of our kids. And the senior saints just wanted to sit next to her and pat her hands and smile with their eyes.

They always end up sharing their stories. Mostly Ellen asks them questions and consistently shifts the focus away from herself.

But somewhere there's a connection that bridges cultures, languages, politics, and generations.

In the small town where we pastored our first church, they used to call her Ellie Mae after the Clampett's beautiful daughter on The Beverly Hillbillies.

Here in India they're much too formal for that, opting instead for "Madam President" -- a reminder of the lingering formality left behind by the British.

It doesn't matter what name they use. In their hearts they always call her "friend."

I'm so thankful that after years of traveling by myself, Ellen is now sometimes able to come along. I always teach better when she's with me, and everything I share seems to have greater credibility.

But even more than that, she has her own personal ministry. She rarely stands in front of a microphone. But her quiet authenticity speaks unforgettable truth whether she uses words, plays translation charades, or just takes the time to look into another woman's eyes as if to say, "I value you, and so does Jesus."

-Phil

India Update #4

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Hello friends,

Thank you for praying today. The Chosen teaching event was well received and a blessing to all who came. There were several pastors with large groups from their congregations and a few priests did attend, so that was an answer to prayer. The Equipper for our team in this area felt they embraced the teaching. We'll find out more about this when Thomas does the follow up with them.

All the generations were represented. Many older folks with well worn Bibles were there, as well as dozens of school children, middle and high school age, many girls the age of Mary! It was impressive that they came on a Saturday, especially since they are still on winter break.

It was a nice surprise when two groups of young adults from the U.S. and Australia who are on YWAM's (Youth With a Mission) DTS (Disciple Training School) program joined us. They're spending their missions outreach months in India, Nepal, and Australia. One of the girls just graduated from North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, Ga., just a few miles from our home!

With such a diverse audience, Phil had a challenging day. The translator, a professor from a local Bible college, really captured the message and purpose of the course and did a great job, another answer to prayer!

2015-01-11 image-2At the end of the day, a pastor came up and grabbed Phil's hands and said, "Thank you! I never knew that Mary had so much to teach me!"

Please continue to pray for us.

Phil, Chris Tiegreen, and Mark Schaaf are all preaching at different churches tomorrow around the city. Then on Monday, we head back to Hyderabad for our South Asia Regional Consultation with our 25 leaders from across India as well as Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh.

It may be a couple of days until you hear from us again.

Thank you for the prayers!

Ellen

India Update #3

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Hi everyone! It's Ellen Tuttle in Calcutta (known as Kolkata in India), the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Thank you so much for following our journey and praying for us! Your prayers are essential for the success of this ministry trip.

We're testing our new course called Chosen, on the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus. This will be its first international teaching.

Christianity is India's third largest religion with approximately 24 million followers, constituting 2.3% of India's population, comprised of Protestants and Catholics. Even though these two groups have theological differences, they're both distinct minorities, and they're hoping to unite when they have opportunity. This course on Mary would seem to be one such opportunity.

Please be in prayer for Phil. There are a number of priests from the local Catholic diocese coming. Our World Teach National Director, Rev. Sathyabal sent them a preview of the material in their Bengali language. Their first feedback is positive, and they are coming to the teaching of Chosen tomorrow. Praise God.

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  • Pray that tomorrow will build bridges, not walls--for connections without compromise.
     
  • Pray that Phil and his interpreter work well together so the message is presented accurately and winsomely. There have been times when interpreters were excited about preaching their own message rather than what Phil is teaching!
     
  • Pray for every single person to be touched deeply by the Spirit through the Word.
     
  • Pray for health and endurance! The air pollution in Calcutta is strong, so our eyes and throats are burning.

As you are reading this on Friday night, it will be Saturday morning here, and Phil will be starting to teach. So before you fall asleep, pray intentionally for these requests. We really appreciate it and we know that your prayers are what releases God's power to bring real change and growth in the hearts of these people.

We'll let you know how God is answering your prayers soon!

Ellen

Greetings From India

2015-01-08 image-1This picture captures one of the most beautiful sights in the whole world.

After two long flights, a tense encounter with an overly zealous Indian immigration official, and a few anxious moments as my bag was one of the last ones down the carousel, we finally walked out the secure door into the chaotic waiting area that screams, "Welcome to Hyderabad! You're not in Atlanta anymore, Dorothy!"

As I scanned the amazingly diverse crowd, I heard Ellen shout, "There he is!" Right at the same instant my eyes and Sathyabal's eyes connected. His grin spread across his face as we moved to hug each other. Not some polite cross-culturally-sensitive hug, but a sincere embrace shared by two brothers who have grown up as leaders together.

And there was our old friend, Samson, ready to welcome us with beautiful flowers. Ellen isn't just viewed as my wife here, she is loved and respected as "Madam President" -- a title she has never encouraged nor fully embraced!

It's been a day since that scene unfolded, but my mind has already replayed it several times during more than a few interruptions in my first night of sleep.

Greetings like that are precious. And we are blessed to be welcomed that way all over the world. The global network of Walk Thru the Bible is amazing, and it should never be taken for granted.

When William Carey came to India in 1793 I doubt he received such a welcome. And centuries before that, the Apostle Thomas risked his life when he brought the gospel here.

Even today, there are thousands who cross oceans, languages, and cultures to build bridges to unreached people groups. Our ministry builds on the foundations these faithful pioneers establish.

And so, it's good as we celebrate Sathyabal's warm embrace, to pause and remember those who are willing to journey where nobody is waiting for them. There are no hugs. No flowers.

Today there are still 4,000 languages that don't have the Bible. And 3,100 people groups without any Gospel witness.

God's heart is that every person come to know Him. And our calling is to create encounters with the truth that make that possible.

Some plant, some cultivate, some water, but only God makes things grow and brings the harvest.

And after the harvest arrives, the hugs soon follow. Especially between those who never forget that somebody took a risk to bring them the life changing news of Jesus' birth, life, death, and resurrection.

And that's true whether they're from Hyderabad, India or Normal, Illinois.

On The Way To India!

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A couple months ago, I sent you and a small group of friends and partners a series of real-time reports and prayer requests during my trip to the Philippines.

Your response was amazing! Our team and I were blown away by the number of email responses and the level of your engagement. I could actually feel your encouragement, and I believe the fruitfulness of that trip was a direct result of your prayers.

Therefore, I have decided to send a similar series of reports each time I head out to teach and train.

Which brings us to right now!

As you're reading this, Ellen and I are somewhere in the air on our way to India along with teammates Chris Tiegreen and Mark Schaaf.

We are flying out about 10:00 pm Monday, Atlanta time, and will land in Hyderabad about 24 hours later after a six hour layover in Dubai.

We'll help Sathyabal, our Regional Director, lead the South Asia consultation in Hyderabad with his Equippers from across India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Bhutan.

These 20 men and women will then spend the next year training thousands of pastors and leaders to teach our materials to well over a million people.

I'll be testing Chosen, our new course on Mary, with this group and gathering important feedback. Plus, I'll present this new material at public events in Kolkataand Hyderabad.

Ellen will be addressing a group of pastors' wives, and Mark and Chris will be speaking in key churches. We'll also be collecting reports on the launch of God's Grand Story and setting goals for the next year.

Our team will get back to Atlanta on Saturday, January 17.

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Please pray for us daily, as India is always a challenging trip.

The flights are long.
The food is intense.
The traffic is insane.
The noise is constant.
The poverty is heartbreaking.
The ministry opportunities are glorious.
The spiritual hunger is palpable.
The gratitude is humbling.
And our leaders there are fantastic!

Thank you so much for traveling with us through the miracle of prayer. And please take a couple minutes to send an encouraging response or two during the next ten days. And now it's time for takeoff!

Final Philippines Update

All I can say is thank you for praying. Ellen and I made it home on Wednesday after two plane rides and 24 hours of travel, but it was worth every minute.

I'm not sure I can express what it was like to watch God move in Manila. Lives were impacted and relationships were built, both in a personal and business sense. Thankfully for me, Fetan Tancongco, our national director for the Philippines, wrote an update about the ministry resulting from the trip. Forgive me for not writing my own email, but this update is too good not to share with you.

The host church created a great one-minute highlight video from the Detour launch that is also too good not to share.

Thank you again for your prayers and the encouraging emails you sent. We appreciate you and your prayers more than you know.

Dear Phil and the Walk Thru the Bible USA team,

Here's an impact report on the ministry of the WTB team in the Philippines in the last few days.

A. GRACE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

There is a good reason why Phil Tuttle and the WTB Team had a rock star welcome at this school of 5,000 students. Every year for at least 7 years, WorldTeach Ministries Philippines, Inc. (WTB in the Philippines) trains more than 3,000 teachers with 12 to 19 Walk Thru titles. With each new title, the head Dr. James Tan, himself teaches the course to the entire faculty. Just two weeks before Phil arrived, we just finished the 2014 Convention.

This is an outspoken Christian School, but because they have the best teachers and programs in the different Chinese dialects and good character training, even non-Christian families send their children here from kindergarten to college. Their reach among non-Christian Filipinos is very wide and deep.

The impact of this school straddles the two China's: PROC and Taiwan. This is why their school activities crosses over to these two countries. Dr James and his wife, Judith Tan, spend a third of the year in the two Chinas.

Dr. Peter Tanchi who co-taught Detour is a graduate of Grace Christian and Dr. James Tan was his Algebra teacher.

For its 60th anniversary celebration in 2015, Grace Christian is having a special printing of 3,000 copies with a foreword by Dr. James Tan and the Grace Christian logo side by side with Walk Thru the Bible.

Dr. James Tan is a trustee of Walk Thru the Bible Philippines, Inc. When asked what attracted him to this ministry he quickly points to clarity, biblical soundness and transferability.

Phil's encouraging message to the non-academic personnel about being a stretcher bearer was met with emotion. During lunch the key academic personnel shared how they have been impacted by WTB materials through the years.

I had to leave for a while and returned to the auditorium where Phil had just addressed 300 senior students. As I opened the door it was like I stepped into holy ground. I could feel that the Holy Spirit had descended. Students and teachers were in tears, some were hugging, some were continuing to pray. Not a dry eye around. I went to the front where my wife Dell was to ask her what just happened. My wife was a mess. She was in tears too and just hugged me saying that the Lord spoke to the graduating class.

B. DETOUR CONFERENCE

Impact: Attendance

The attendance was somewhere between 5,900 – 6,200. The afternoon crowd was bigger as volunteers who were not required to buy tickets also joined. Add to this those who came after lunch. Walk Thru the Bible and CCF agreed to waive tickets for afternoon attenders. Apparently, some who came in the afternoon were invited by those who attended the morning sessions.

Impact: Dispersion

A good cross section of Philippine society was represented socially and geographically. From the survey conducted, there were lawyers, doctors, military men, people in media, sports, college teachers, heads of seminaries, students, whole families, whole church pastoral and administrative staff, small group leaders, overseas workers, it is difficult to see which demographic was not represented.

Some drove 8 hours from North Luzon and some drove 13 hours from South Luzon. Many flew from other parts of the country just for the event. Groups came from Palawan, Davao and Cebu. This means the three major island groups were represented.

Detour is now officially mandatory leadership training material across the CCF network covering 34 satellite churches and congregations in 12 other countries. In Central Philippines, the cable network in almost all hotels carry CCF events and services as a default channel. Each time you open the cable network, it is a CCF service or a CCF event.

Impact: Demographics

My family bought 50 tickets. We invited professionals, students, officemates, former classmates, nephews and nieces. The youngest was 17 the oldest was 60. Detour had impact across all ages. The common comment was: "it was like the speakers were talking about me." I had an accident the other night. I can barely type with my left hand. My Walk Thru the Bible team visited me. All they could talk about was the flood of reactions from those who bought tickets from them or whom they invited. The feet of the team have yet to touch the ground.

Impact: Sessions Contact Points

With huge extended families and a huge workforce 12 million of which are working in foreign lands like Joseph, our team anticipated that many Filipinos would be impacted by the first two sessions (Family and Work). We were right. Even the Detour Program host (the President of a Christian broadcasting network with a reach across Southeast Asia) commented to the audience that if we stopped the conference after the two sessions, the impact would already be tremendous.

What our team was did not expect was that each session was riveting. The host knew of the content and outline ahead of time. Still he was floored by the way Phil and Peter used personal stories and deep passion to bring the lessons home. The last two sessions (Forgiveness and Legacy) were like an explosion, people could not stop talking about it. Detour was the talk of Christian radio hosts since Monday. Many of the station managers who run stations across the archipelago attended the conference.

Hundreds made decisions for Christ. Many Christian leaders have been in ministry for decades thanked us for organizing this event because it re-calibrated their hearts and their visions and to dream big for God.

For a few, I have the feeling that the person they could not forgive was God himself. Including the person with whom I had a street fight that ultimately led to my salvation in 1974. Detours destroyed him. Dell and I had given up on him and his family. This Detour Conference reconciled him.

Impact: Quality of Material

Seeing two great preachers pass the baton of the Word of God to each other with the greatest of care and passion was amazing to behold. Peter Tanchi didn't change a single slide or a single word in the PowerPoint slides which Phil prepared. The quality and transferability of the material just rose to the surface. All that a preacher needed to was insert personal stories. The pastors of CCF quickly spotted this. They immediately missed their head of training who was abroad.

While about 30 attended the teachers training the following Monday at another church, CCF had previously made arrangements for a separate briefing and training of their pastors and hundreds of small group leaders across tis satellites.

Impact: Unifying Event

The Detour title like the Crucible and Raise Up A Child titles avoid doctrinal and denominational land mines. In the past, charismatic denominations do not attend WTB events. To see them coming to Detour taught by a Dallas Theological Seminary trained Phil Tuttle and Peter Tanchi with a strong conservative Baptist background was really something to behold. Invitations are already in the works for Detour at seminaries of Full Gospel with a preliminary target of 500 pastors. We had representation from every seminary we invited (30 of them).

Impact: Leadership Equipping Event

Dr. Peter Tanchi saw the value of the title as an equipping title. His mantra: we have to develop modern day Josephs. I am a teacher and equipper by gifting. I train corporate executives and church leaders. I am familiar with all our titles. Let me just end with this. I do not know if Atlanta is aware of what it has done. With Crucible back to back with Detour, Walk Thru The Bible has equipped Disciples and Church Leaders worldwide. If the Lord were to take Phil Tuttle and Chris Tiegreen home today (I said if), they have already been used through WTB for global impact. We so needed these titles, yesterday.

C. CCF THREE SERVICES (25,000+)

Peter Tanchi asked Phil to abandon his prepared sermon on Josiah to continue where Peter left off the week before on Joseph and preach from Genesis 45. Phil drew the crowd in as he told story after story that made the lessons personal. Each service ended with a call for those who wanted to be prayed for to come to the front to talk to a CCF Pastor. You could tell that it was a holy moment. Even the tech guys who are usually distracted by the technical details of their job were emotionally affected. You could just feel the breakthroughs and break-withs in relationships. The liberating power of forgiveness. Bondage breaking moments.

Over time we will see more and more of the impact of the Grace, Detour and CCF services. We will never know all of it, but what we have seen and heard so far, we know that God smiled at all that was done.

God was glorified.

In His Service
Fetan

Isn't Fetan's update incredible? Be sure to check out the highlight video I mentioned above. Feel free to share it on Facebook or Twitter if there is someone you think would like to see it.

Again, thank you for your prayers and partnership. We're so grateful to God for blessing this trip.

Serving together with you,
Phil

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