I am writing this from Cambodia where Charlie Shook and I have been leading in the training of about 40 pastors and leaders over the past 7 days. We have been training them to train other trainers (T4T) in establishing multiplying churches. We taught them Conversational Evangelism, how to write and share their salvation testimony and how to lead groups in Simple Church worship. Best of all, they seemed to really grasp the truth that they are trainers whose responsibility is to train others.
"And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others." - 2 Timothy 2:2
These Cambodian believers have a vision to reach all the nearly 15 million people who live in this country with the Gospel. They realize that the current model ( the Western model) will never accomplish this. We taught them the biblical plan to go into areas where there are no believers and look for those persons of peace, find them, train them and establish multiplying groups. Among the comments we heard, the training was "easy to understand, no financial costs and easy to put into practice". This was the goal of our training; to present to them something that is reproducible by them and not dependent on outside sources.
We left them with some simple steps to get started immediately. Pastor Vandy, the lead trainer here, has a plan to hold those who were trained accountable to apply what they have been taught.
Many of you have been on this journey with us through your prayers. Thank you. Your Prayer missiles have been hitting the targets.
For His Glory,
Alan Perry, BCC Missions Pastor