In just a few days, 2017 will be history. As I look back over the year with its challenges and opportunities, I see the hand of God in my life, my family’s life, and in the life and ministry of CCI. By bringing challenges into my life, the Lord grew me in spiritual maturity. By bringing opportunities into my life, the Lord expanded the work of CCI and expanded our vision. We expanded to Uganda, Honduras, Guatemala, and Antigua in 2017. Our team of national workers also grew. In October, while meeting with our team of 23 coordinators in the Philippines, I learned that one of our coordinators in Mindanao, named Jun, oversees 18 training classes and desires to serve full time with us in 2018.
The Lord is a gracious, compassionate, and faithful God. He is faithful to fulfill His mission in the world, which is the making of disciples of all nations who will worship and glorify our great God. We are getting closer and closer to seeing the Bible translated into every language, the gospel proclaimed to every tribe and village, and the church established throughout the world. This is exciting because we know the end is near.
Looking ahead, I wonder what God has planned for us and for CCI in 2018. We received an invitation for Albania this year. God provided the funding and the translators for all of our curricula into Albanian. We may be able to expand to Albania in 2018!
We receive invitations from untrained pastors in Africa and in India almost every day. Unfortunately, we have to turn down most of these requests due to lack of personnel and due to lack of funds. This is where your prayers and financial support could help make a significant difference in the world.
As we approach the end of the year, would you prayerfully consider making a generous financial investment before the end of the year to help us start the New Year with resources to impact the nations for the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ? Click HERE to make your donation.
Thank you and God bless you!
Dr. David Nelson
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”