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Multiplying Many Hands

November 8, 2012

By Crystal Nolt, Global DISCIPLES Training Administrative Assistant I love traveling, and I get excited about multiplication. Fortunately, both of these are part of my job at Global Disciples! Multiplication is built into every aspect of our ministry, from multiplication of indigenous, servant-leaders and discipleship-mission training programs to church planters and indigenous staff facilitating these…

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Who deserves the credit

October 4, 2012

By Tefera Bekere, Global DISCIPLE Training Director My first opportunity to attend a Global Disciples Annual Equipping Event was in Hong Kong in 2005. In that meeting, I experienced the presence of God in a new and special way. I’ve had many opportunities since then to attend annual gatherings. In these meetings I encountered God…

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Impacting Asia…

October 4, 2012

Global Disciples has impacted 16 countries in Asia through discipleship-mission training, small business development training, and leadership development training programs. At least 2,803 participants have been trained during the 198 transformational trainings that have been conducted locally. So, what are Asian participants saying about the training they’ve received through Global Disciples? “a great opportunity to…

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A Year of Gearing Up and Keeping Up

September 6, 2012

by Galen Burkholder, International Director of Global Disciples The 2011-12 fiscal year, which ended on June 30, was a time of gearing up for increased multiplication for Global Disciples. And by God’s grace, we also kept up with the growing demand. The year began with a renewed call to prayer. We know that without God’s…

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Opportunities not to be Missed

June 13, 2012

by Galen Burkholder, International Director of Global Disciples Life is filled with opportunities. Some we miss and live with the regret. Others, in time, we’re glad we passed by. But, sometimes we seize an opportunity—and are we ever glad we did! We made a profit, built great friendships, met our spouse, or something wonderful resulted.…

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A People Movement to Christ

June 5, 2012

(The following story describes a people movement to Christ among unreached people in Northern Kenya. Similar movements have been launched as a result of Global Disciples’ work across Africa and Asia.) They said he was just a desert boy from the barren wasteland of northern Kenya. From the nomadic tribe known as the Turkana, his…

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Return to the Refugees

June 5, 2012

“Life hasn’t always been easy for me, but God has brought me this far.” Alex Toco shared his story at a Global Disciples training meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Alex lost five brothers. Some died as a result of war in Congo and Uganda, and others died of malnutrition right before his eyes. If his…

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Business and Prayer in South Asia

June 5, 2012

Jatan was a poor church planter in South Asia, trying to eke out a living for his family. He went to a Global Disciples’ Small Business Development Training program. Applying what he learned, Jatan’s small grocery and cosmetic shop grew and flourished. One day, a man – obviously in pain – entered his shop. Jatan…

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The Joys and Challenges of Growth

March 29, 2012

by Galen Burkholder, International Director of Global Disciples I love this time of year. New life is bursting forth everywhere. Springtime in Pennsylvania brings a brilliant array of colors as the flowers blossom, trees shoot out new growth, and the grass turns green. We know that all this new growth will create more work, but…

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Greatly Distressed and Hopeful

February 2, 2012

by Galen Burkholder, International Director of Global Disciples The air was thick with the scent of death, smoke and burning flesh. I stood on the stone platform at the edge of the shallow river littered with brightly colored decaying pieces of clothes and charred human limbs. On the other side, four big stacks of burning…

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… But Deliver Us From Evil

January 10, 2012

by Galen Burkholder, international director of Global Disciples As disciples of Jesus Christ we are engaged in a spiritual conflict with evil. The enemy of our souls pursues us to destroy us (1 Peter 5:8). In many parts of the world, we see spiritual battles raging in ways unfamiliar to most in the western church.…

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