October 2018 Newsletter

Message From the President

The tour has come to an end. In life, almost all good things must come to an end – as the saying goes. However, our relationship with God will never end, nor will our relationships with other believers ever come to an end. They will continue forever into eternity. This tour has given us a glimpse of eternity, where there will be followers of Jesus Christ from every language, tribe, and nation. By the time we arrive home, we will have traveled 7,000 miles. We have shared what God is doing in our lives with 25 churches, stayed in many homes, shared our ministry with many people, and have eaten many delicious meals (and gained a little weight!). We have shared life together – traveled together, laughed together, worshiped together, and prayed together. One thing that has impressed the men is how people welcomed them. They have experienced the love of Christ through God’s people. Read below how each of the men was impacted during the trip. Thank you for your partnership.

Grace and peace,

Dr. David Nelson

President and Founder

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CCI SE Asia East Coast Tour 2018 Pictures & Testimonies

Things that impacted me about the people I met were:
Everyone’s humbleness, they served us in the best way by looking at Him.
Everyone lives a Christian life as an example. They just loved whoever we are, opened their hearts and houses without partiality, and gave generously.
I felt like I was at a home away from home. A home full of love, where ever I stayed.
People are faithful to God, even the small things they have committed to do for Him,
Their trust in God has been clearly seen in the relationship to His workmanship.
Last but not the least, I learned that people respect and value each other.

Thanks,
Khup, Myanmar Director

What did I learn from this trip to America:
We serve a great God and He keeps the promises to those who love Him …. God always provided for us with good things for our tour trip. From the first day we met many of God’s people who love Him and loved us. I felt loved and cared for from everyone. I saw many places where we learned the hard way to come to America today. The supporting church we have been involved with is engaged and cooperates with the mission of CCI. I will return to my country and will preach and teach Jesus Christ, to God be the Glory.

Glory to God,
Kittikun, Thailand Director

What I learned on this tour :
I have seen what God is doing in my neighboring country through the CCI ministry.
I have gotten to meet, know and build relationships with 6 national directors from SE Asia.
I have learned how CCI ministry impacts others and how it functions.

My impression :
CCI builds relationships with people and churches. I was surprised by all the support that CCI has had for many years because of these relationships.

Frids, Indonesia Director

I would like to thank you so much for allowing me to be part of this trip. Your prayers and help made it possible. It is such a blessing to me. My father’s spiritual growth is related so much to an American missionary. We are so grateful for what America’s churches have been doing in our country.
Being the first time of my life in America, I enjoyed so much and learned many things from this trip. I would like to pick up one thing I learn the most – building relationship. I admit that I am not good at building long relationship with people, even though I have many friends, and am known in many places. Since I have not known many here very much, Dr. David impacted me so much on this issue. He had been away from the country 14 years, and now he lives in Florida. However, he has good relationships with many pastors, churches, individuals and donors in different places. As a result, we were welcomed so much by many hosts, and treated kingly, even those people we met the very first time. People’s hospitality and generous giving surprised me so much.
I humbly learned from believers, and our president. I thank God for the blessings that he has given, and I promise to use wisely all resources we have for the advance of gospel and making disciple for Christ.In Christ,
Y Hanh, Vietnam Director

The biggest impression made on me on this tour is:
The Love of Christ has been shown through the lives of church people we visited, especially the hosts that opened their house for us to stay while we were in their city. I am very grateful for the grace of the Lord for the hospitality, generosity and kindness of God’s people. I realize that I am not alone when I am in the field to serve the Lord. There are many of God’s people who pray for me and support my ministry. Some of the church people and hosts had my family’s picture (prayer card) on their refrigerator! They pray for us every day before eating.
I felt and experienced the unity of Christ’s Body even though we are different, but in Christ we are really one. One God, one Holy Spirit, and Goal. Although there were some churches that we just met, it seemed like we have known them for a long time. We shared about our ministry and they were most interested and understanding.
For these make me love Jesus Christ more and be encouraged to serve Him in all situation.

Somsay, Laos Director

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CCI Update

CCI was featured in the October 2018 Osprey Observer Christian Voice Monthly.
Please click HERE to read the editorial on page 11.

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Hmong Translation

We praise the Lord Jesus Christ for a generous group of pastors and their churches in Kentucky who have a burden to help reach the Hmong people with the gospel and provide training for their pastors and church leaders. This group made a donation of $15,000 to cover the cost of translating the CCI Curriculum into Hmong language. The translation project will begin in October 2018 and hopefully, be completed with 2 years. This will be available for all the Hmong language speakers to study God’s Word and the CCI curriculum in their own language. There are over 1,000 Hmong churches in Vietnam alone. There are over 1 million Hmong in Vietnam. Over 9 million still live in China.

The Hmong people come from the mountainous areas in southern China. They date back about 3000 years on China. Due to political unrest and in search of farmland, they have now migrated to Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. This language is spoken by about 15 million people. Pray for this translation to be clearly understood and for God to open the hearts of many to receive Christ and be added to the church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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