"The shortest distance between two points is a straight line." That's what we were taught in school, isn't it? In any geometric problem, you could count on this unchanging fact. If you want to know the distance between point A and point B, all you have to do is calculate the length of the straight line between them.
That's an important principle in the world of science and math. It even makes sense in developing a business plan or managing a project. But in our spiritual life? Hardly anyone has found it to be true. We serve a God who is thoroughly relational, and relationships can never be reduced to formulas, equations, or principles. There are invisible variables, hidden goals, purposeful processes that can't be measured by human means. So on our journey with God through this life, we rarely walk a straight line. There is too much going on behind the scenes for a straight line to accomplish everything He wants to accomplish.
That means that many of the paths we...
This month, please join us in in prayer for:
- the upcoming Instructor Training (Walk Thru the Old Testament for adults and kids and Walk Thru the New Testament for adults) on July 18-22. Forty-one people will travel to Atlanta, GA for the training. Please pray for safe travels for everyone.
- last month, pastors from the Republic of Georgia were trained in Crucible: The Choices That Change Your Life Forever. Pray for opportunities for each of these pastors to ignite passion for God's Word throughout the country.
- for our team traveling to Armenia in early July. They will explore introductory teaching opportunities there using Crucible: The Choices That Change Your Life Forever, The Three Chairs, and Walk Thru the Old Testament.
We're also praising God for two new resources available in the Republic of Georgia. There are many books printed in Georgian—even Harry Potter—but there are almost no printed Christian resources available.Crucible: The Choices That Change Your Life Forever is now available as is a full Bible translation in Georgian. The Bible translation was done in coordination with the Institute for Bible Translation and a local ministry.
We met Oleg, a pastor in the Republic of Georgia, a couple of years ago at a conference in Ukraine. In this short video, he talks to Phil Tuttle, Walk Thru the Bible's president, about the great need for Christian training and resources in Georgia.
Last week, we finished our first training there. Forty pastors were trained in the course Crucible: The Choices That Change Your Life Forever. As Alexis, a pastor who participated in the training said, "I have prayed since 2001 that we could get this type of material in Georgia."
Thank you for helping Oleg, Alexis, and many others ignite passion for God's Word throughout the Republic of Georgia.