Message From the President
Freedom. Yesterday we celebrated 242 years of freedom in this United States. Our freedom has come at a great cost – and still continues to come at a great cost. Religious and political freedom are values that not every country of the world enjoys. We should not take them for granted. Rejoice with us in the freedoms the Lord has given to us.
Likewise, spiritual freedom – from sin and the law – came at a great cost, i.e. through the death of our Lord Jesus Christ. Through His sacrifice on the cross, we are eternally free from our sin debt to serve the true and living God.
Last month, I had the privilege of training 21 pastors in South Asia whose religious freedoms are being challenged. We equipped them with the Teacher Training Workshop over 3 days to equip church leaders – Christlike servants who will train Christlike servants. We equipped them with the biblical teaching of discipleship and equipping servant leaders and the BTCP (Bible Training Centre for Pastors) 10 course curriculum Here are some of their testimonies:
“We were looking for a curriculum to use in our churches and this curriculum gives clear contents and vision for our leaders.”
“I learned how to make disciples.”
“This training is very systematic and very helpful to effectively equip and edify the churches where we live.”
“I give thanks to God for this workshop. I plan to use the skills from this seminar for our Bible college, churches, and small groups.”
Church work is like carpentry – a good carpenter needs good tools and needs to know how to use those tools. The tool we equipped them with is both doable and effective in their culture and churches.
Have a wonderful freedom celebration!
Dr. David Nelson
President and Founder
This month’s focus: CCI Philippines
- 31 new classes with a total of 412 students so far this year
- 133 classes with 1,436 students as of the end of June
Ten training centers with a total of 62 students have graduated so far this year:
- 43 in Luzon, 12 in Central Visayas and 7 in Southern Mindanao
- We now have 1,751 graduates of the BTCP/BTCL curriculum
God’s Financial Principles Seminar (GFP):
- 4 GFP seminars with a total of 52 participants so far this year
We focus on equipping, multiplying, and empowering servant leaders for Christ’s kingdom and glory.
Prayerfully consider giving to God’s work through CCI!
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“I am Vijay Kumar. R staying in Secunderabad, was born in the year 1977. I am from an Hindu family background and I accepted the Lord in the year 1990 while attending VBS. From then on I never looked back. I took baptism in the year 1994. I committed myself for the full time ministry by the Lord’s call in the year 2000.”
As of June 2018, Vijay Kumar was appointed the new National Director to continue to develop the ministry of CCI India. We look forward to God using him and the India team to train many people in the word of God across India.
Dr. David Nelson
Please pray for safe travels, health and ministry opportunities.
- July 9-18: Trip to Haiti with Ric Hesse and Doret Jean
- July 20-Aug 6: Trip to SE Asia with Matt Gillespie
CCI Southeast Asia
- Please pray for the new class at R. church. May they be faithful to study and to complete the class.
- Pray for the graduation on July 27 and our meeting with CCI staff, alumni and Dr. David Nelson on July 28.
CCI South Pacific
- Pray for possible Vanuatu visit in August.
- Seeking God for a key leader from each country to facilitate the CCI ministry in that country and help expand the work throughout the country. These are New Zealand, Vanuatu, Fiji, Australia, Samoa, American Samoa, Solomon Islands.
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By praying, we together can reach the world for Christ.
Thank you for praying and for giving! Through your prayers and the help of the Holy Spirit (Phil. 1:19), the CCI ministry is growing and is effectively equipping God’s servants to make a difference in their communities for the glory of God.