Recently we had a conversation with some of our Kenyan national leaders via Zoom. We talked about the difference between ministry by fear and ministry by faith. One of the aspects we realized is that when we express the sentiment that we will resume ministry when things get back to normal, we really are controlled more by fear. However, when we seek to continue ministry (wisely, of course) regardless of the pandemic, we are showing faith. Fear or faith? Which marks Network Beyond and our national partners?
Two weeks ago, we participated in a Zoom call with 98 of our ITI leaders throughout Latin America. This meeting, initiated by them, served as a launching point of the ministry of ITI Online. It was quite remarkable to see people from six different countries joining together to affirm their commitment to training leaders even during the time of Covid-19. Last week we met with our Kenyan leaders, and they talked about their desire to continue training leaders on the Zoom platform. They now have their own Zoom account and are beginning to meet with African leadership. What is more, some of our Middle Eastern friends have already been meeting two evenings per week for training. These examples reflect a commitment to the ministry of discipleship and leadership training. Faith not fear.
Some of our national partners are so committed to fulfilling the Great Commission that they have initiated translations of our ITI curriculum. Currently, translations are being done in Kurdish and Farsi as well as Portuguese. You can help finance the cost of these projects so that this training can more easily reach additional nations. Click on this link in order to