From the President: Mid-Year Update
And A Look Ahead
“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” -Ephesians 3:20-21
God is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think! What a statement! How does God accomplish this? He accomplishes this through the power of Christ Jesus working within us.
As I reflect on the last six months, this verse is apropos for this year. We had our first Teacher Training Workshop in Western Asia earlier this year. One class has started. In February, we led the first God’s Financial Principles (from Crown Financial Ministries) training in Uganda. Three hundred pastors and church leaders were trained with this wonderful training in biblical stewardship. We had the first Teacher Training Workshop in Liberia in February with 20 Liberian pastors. Six classes are now meeting with over 60 disciples.
Over the last two years, our grandson Cole has expressed the desire to be baptized. After taking a baptism class at South Bay Church, I baptized him in late February. In March, we surpassed our goal of 20,000 equipped pastors and church leaders. We envisioned that it would take five years to cross this goal. It took two and a half years.