Pastors, Hope, and Restoration

India Recap

Developing Workers-Mobilize returned last week from our most recent trip to India. It was an amazingly impactful trip with clear evidence of the movement of God’s Holy Spirit.

As part of  the medical camp Developing Workers led, 432 people confessed Jesus as their Savior and turned to Him for their salvation! Our team trained 62 local pastors in how to grow their church by making multiplying disciples. The Child Safety Initiative met with 64 young people who have been identified as being abused, and they now have hope of being discipled with a Child Champion in their local community.

Praise God as He pours out His love and ministry in the nation of India!

Hope and Restoration Highlight

“Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.  Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” – Psalm 82:3-4

It is the mission of Developing Workers Child Safety Initiative (CSI) to protect and develop those precious in God’s eyes, those unable to protect themselves, and to encourage their healthy development as future leaders in their communities. CSI is designed to screen and identify children at risk for social/emotional, physical, and sexual abuse.

If children are to flourish, they must understand that they have great value – they are valuable to God and to their community. Our vision is to help children begin to know their value in God’s eyes. Developing Workers aspires to activate, train and equip community leaders to protect and develop these young people as emerging healthy adults and leaders in their communities around the world.

Right now, we are actively using 2 curriculums – “Hope” and “Restoration” – that our team formed to help guide young people in this pursuit. This curriculum  has been released and is being used as discipleship material where CSI is having an impact in the lives of young people who have been identified as being abused.

Pastors Training

In addition to the recent training in India, this month has been full of pastoral training opportunities. Matt just returned from a trip to Cambodia as Foundations partnered with Global Surge to train church planters. Using material focused on multiplying disciples and leaders by apprenticeship, 117 pastors were trained. What’s more, this month our Kenyan brother, Pastor Wilson, traveled to Tanzania and trained 148 leaders with the discipleship material he was also trained under through Developing Workers.

The first weeks of November, Michael will lead a team to return to Kenya to partner with churches there in pastors training conferences. Matt will continue his travels for Foundations and training in Mexico during that time as well.

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