Evangelism Brings Joy!

God is opening a new door to expand discipleship-mission training in Chad. Hear the first report right here on this week’s Global Story

Welcome to “The Global Story,” a weekly glimpse into how God is at work through the global Body of Christ. This is Galen from Global Disciples.

In September 2016, at a training in Cameroon, Africa, Global Disciples equipped 17 directors to develop discipleship-mission trainings for their clusters of churches. Within a month, all 17 had program proposals approved and ready to get started. Including the first discipleship-mission trainings in four countries new to our ministry! In Chad, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and Central African Republic. We were thrilled to see such a quick movement of new trainings and the potential growth into these nations!

Within six months, we received the first report from one of the new programs—a discipleship-mission training in Chad. They had trained 26 disciple-makers and completed their first outreach. God blessed and worked through them to lead 7-hundred 65 people to faith in Jesus Christ, establishing a new church and fueling the growth of numerous other small fellowships. What a great start!

The program director also shared the testimony of two participants who saw the Lord work and reshape their hearts as well. Pierre is a pastor, and he reflected, “I want to give God the glory for being part of this. I went to Bible school for three years but I can’t compare that with what I received during our training. It taught me how to approach people, and share the Gospel with others. Our outreach gave me the opportunity to use what I learned—and the results were marvelous!”

Another participant, Kelly said, “I am happy because of this training. Everywhere I go, the Lord opens new doors and showers me with His blessings. I learned that intimacy with God gives me the courage to pray, and I get up every morning at 2 or 3 am to pray. And I always intercede for the unreached before I go to bed. And I noticed during the outreach that there was great joy among us. Evangelism brings joy!”

He’s right—evangelism brings joy! To those who share the Gospel boldly. And to those who are hearing the Good News of Jesus for the first time…thanks to these disciple-makers, equipped and sent out in the country of Chad.

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