Pray for Southeast Asia
It has been a while since you all have received an update from Holly and I. We were waiting to make an announcement about our future with International Church Planters. We were hoping to be able to share this exciting news with all of you by the end of June but we still aren't to that step yet. We hope to be able to share this information publicly within the next week or two. However, I wanted to send you an update about the work of ICP and plead with you to be in prayer for this upcoming trip.
As many of you know, Didache Institutes is an initiative started by the International Church Planters in 2016 to be more structured about the way we approach the training of indigenous pastors, women, and children. Currently, we have four training institutes for pastors, two for women and two for children. Thanks to your prayer and financial support, Didache Institute has been a huge success. We praise the Lord for what he has done through this effort. We have seen lives changed, churches reformed, and more churches planted to the glory of God!
Our pastor, women, and children's training institutes in Ecuador will all start their second cycle in the fall of this year. Our two pastor training institutes in Kenya are both in different stages. One of those began in 2016 as our first Didache Institute. It is currently about to start its second cycle with a group of new students whilst bringing along five students from the first cycle to begin co-teaching with us. We are also very excited about the possibility of beginning a women and children's training effort in Kenya later this year or early in 2019.
The new kid on the block is Southeast Asia. For security reasons, I cannot share the exact location of this institute. However, this location has been scouted out for over a year now, a group of faithful pastors has been identified and the first cycle of a new Didache Institute will begin there NEXT WEEK! How exciting is that?! This will be our fifth pastor training institute! We are so excited about what the Lord is doing in Southeast Asia and we ask that you join us in praying for this work! Please pray for the hearts of these pastors as they prepare to embark on this journey of growing closer to the Lord through intense Biblical training.
Holly and I are so grateful to be a part of this work! You all are having a direct impact on strengthening churches around the globe through your support of Holly and I. Thank you so much for your faithfulness to support financially and to devote time in prayer for us. We are in Arkansas at the moment and are in the process of trying to meet with all of our supporters face to face while we are here. It has been a while since we have seen some of you, but we hope to be able to see you all real soon! We love you all and pray for you by name on a weekly basis! Don't forget about the Prayer Wall feature on our website. Holly and I update this with current prayer requests for the two of us and for ICP. We would also like for you all to share any specific prayer needs that you may have so that we better know how to pray for you.
Grace and peace to you,