Worldwide Updates

This spring is a wonderfully active season for Developing Workers globally.

Your generosity continues to expand our mission to end discipleship poverty here, near, and around the globe. 

Thank you for partnering with us!

Follow along for some updates from around the world:


Matt Swartz, Director of Foundations Training, just returned from Egypt where he connected with leaders of the largest Evangelical church not only in Cairo, but in the entire Muslim world!

This time together served as an opportunity to get to know one another’s ministry goals and to learn from each other.

We will continue connecting and intend to be together again next February in Egypt, attending their annual conference in April to connect with leaders from all over the Muslim world.

We are excited at the common goal we share for discipleship and look forward to seeing where God takes this relationship.


Foundations Trainers Matt Swartz and Bruce Ciotta return to Tabasco, Mexico this month to continue our work with the National Presbyterian Church of Mexico. They will be complete 9 training workshops in 3 cities, spanning 6 days.

These workshops continue to expand the shared vision between Developing Workers and our ministry partners to see local churches in Mexico multiply disciples.

Our key partner in Mexico, Pastor Juan Marcos, has expressed that this movement of implementing discipleship in the churches continues to aggressively expand into new states of Mexico. Praise the Lord! 

In May, trainers Matt Swartz and Mike Fike plan to launch new training centers in the North of Mexico. 

Please pray for God to give us both wisdom and trainers as we seek to seize this unique opportunity we have in Mexico.

In June, our Mobilize team under the leadership of Kelly Ramsland will venture for the first ever Mobilize Medical trip to southeastern Mexico. 

Please pray for good fruit in disciple-making to spring forth in the lives and communities of the ministry leaders that are trained.  Pray for the continued preparation and connections for the team and our ministry partners there as we seek to engage both remote and rural parts that are currently underserved and in need.


This month, Michael Parker will launch Foundations Training in Lusaka, Zambia with Pastor Mulenga Chella and Christ Life Church. Christ Life Church is committed to making an impact in Sub-Saharan Africa by meeting physical needs and also planting churches throughout Zambia to impact people’s lives spiritually. This training will impact many Zambian leaders and set the stage for future partnership and training.

The time in Zambia will include a Mobilize Medical clinic lead by a team through Kelly Ramsland.  Together with our ministry partners, Developing Workers will work to bring healing and share the Gospel in underserved villages there.

Matt Swartz will return and continue with Workshop 2 in June as he leads a training team with Rock Point Church.

Please pray that God will open hearts and minds to receive these trainings and also a spirit of willingness to implement what is learned.  Pray for the engagement of the many physical needs as our team utilizes medicine in the impoverished areas to serve and bring the good news of salvation in Jesus.

Learn more about the 3 arms of ministry at Developing Workers:

Leader Coaching and Development

Foundations Training

Mobilize Medical

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