“And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” (2 Tim.2:2)
This is one of Paul’s admonitions to Timothy and is a powerful principle for biblical ministry. Paul clearly lays out the key to multiplying disciples and reproducing spiritual leadership; it’s simply giving biblical truth to faithful men. The minister that gets this and applies it will make an impact for Christ in the world. Jesus modeled the specifics of to how to do it and proved it works.
By God’s guidance and grace, our ministry in Colombia has been built upon this principle and the result has been an abundance of Colombian leadership and bible believing churches planted inside and outside of the country. I’ve always told our men that: we can do many things in ministry that are really good things, but we must do the certain things. One of those things we must do is to inject the word of God in the lives of faithful men. It works and it’s powerful!
We recently conducted our annual pastors and missionaries retreat where we spent three days being challenged from the word of God and taught the specifics of accomplishing “Colombia for Christ”. I also had the privilege of instructing and encouraging our men concerning many different aspects of their lives and ministries as called men of God. Another blessing was to have three new ordained pastors attending for the first time. Please pray faithfully for the leadership that God has given us here in Colombia. We must stay true to Him and His word!
I also had the opportunity of speaking at the singles retreat this past weekend. Over 100 singles attended and many publicly confirmed God’s call upon their lives concerning full time ministry. These young people also need your prayers as they continue to be prepared for that calling.
I thank you for your faithful support for so many years! It’s not taken for granted. May the Lord continue to bless you! (Philippians 4:19)