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Leading for Growth

April 14, 2013

As told to Barbara Gerhart, Communications Writer/Editor Leading the growing nation of Israel prompted Moses to follow his father-in-law’s advice and appoint qualified leaders to give oversight and guidance to each tribe. Benson, the desert boy, faces the challenge of leading a rapidly multiplying church movement among the Turkana people and he uses a similar…

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Expanding the Kingdom through Small Business

January 15, 2013

Peter* is a big, burly man but tears filled his eyes as he told us his story. He had been an angry, violent alcoholic and his parents-in-law had taken his wife and daughter away, fearful of what he might do to them. His life was in ruins. Then Peter met a disciple of Jesus Christ.…

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Adjusting to Changing Realities

January 15, 2013

By the International Director of Global Disciples Change is one of the constants in life. We wish for change when our situation is undesirable. And we tend to resist it when we like things the way they are. It’s natural to question why changes are being made. Recently, we printed our first full-color issue of…

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Multiplying Mentors

December 4, 2012

By Jon Byler, LEAD Director If one program leader mentors two others for a year, then trains them to do the same, and they continue the process for 10 years, how many will be mentored? 2,024! If each of these has a group of 15 in their training programs, the number of lives impacted will…

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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

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 and my life was turned toward His…

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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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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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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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