Imagine being part of a team that trains evangelism ministry leaders from 6 different countries in just one setting?
One expression of our calling as a ministry is to come along side other ministries and help them increase their evangelistic effectiveness.
Other international ministries have a presence and are doing great work, and we get to partner with them in making disciples.
We are but one family.
We can only reach so far.
But through multiplication of training other leaders, we can have an exponential reach.
Raising up local leadership
Raising up leaders from within their own countries is part of the work that we get to participate in.
As cross-cultural missionaries, it is imperative we help raise up leaders who can
- go to places we can’t go.
- think like the culture thinks.
- understand the subtexts of issues and meanings.
Assisting other local leaders to be more effective dramatically multiplies our reach.
Those ministry leaders oversee other leaders.
With their new knowledge, they are able to do the basic work of evangelism in the power of the Holy Spirit in their own countries.
Coming alongside Young Life
Part of our joy in ministry is coming along side others who are doing the work of evangelism in Latin America.
One such ministry is Vida Joven (Young Life).
The joy of giving ourselves away in training
Many of the those leaders featured in this video are friends of ours. We’ve been with them for many years, watching them grow into the leaders they have become. We’ve heard their stories, their struggles, and their growth in Christ as as result of our work.
In January 2011, we need your help to get a 6th team to Nicaragua to continue training Vida Joven leaders.
We’ll be training their national level leaders as well as some of the up and coming leaders.
I want you to hear what Holman had to say about the ongoing multi-year investment. He is now one of the national directors of Vida Joven in Nicaragua.
http://www.PRMI.org sends a team to provide Dunamis Training for Vida Joven Nicaragua. Here, one of the National leaders gives testimony to the fruit of PRMI 5 years of teaching in Nicaragua
“Many of the things I have learned have become part of my life, impacting my life, and the life of others. You might be here for just a week, but we use what you teach all year long with our youth, and we’ve taught our youth to pray in a similar manner.”
Every time we go, we see growth and development of the leaders in their understanding of the Holy Spirit as well as deep experiences of the healing and liberating work of the Holy Spirit.
Young Life is doing awesome transforming work in Latin America, and we get to come along side them to help them reach the 150 million teenagers in Latin America: helping caring adults build relationships with kids, helping them to find Christ.
While it’s always to good to share about
- the content we taught,
- how many hours we taught,
- The number of students in our classes
- the number of countries that sent young adult leaders, and
- the ongoing effectiveness of our work,
there is an indescribable impact that people kept telling us about last year:
The ministry of presence.
Our team has made a repeated investment in training these leaders over many years since PRMI started going in 2002 to come along side Vida Joven.
The peak experience
Up till now, this ministry is the peak experience of our ministry every year. We give ourselves away to provide training to what seems like 250-300 young people who are wanting to reach their friends for Christ.
- a class of about 40-50 senior leaders (those in ministry with Young Life more than 6 years)
- a class of 10-20 younger leaders (those in ministry for their 2nd year).
- plenary sessions of upwards of 250.
Your gifts to our ministry enable us to do this kind of work.
Gifts given through this website will provide for our support for this and other projects.
Click the Paypal donate button below to help us provide ministry for leaders throughout Latin America.
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