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    "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
    - Jesus' words in Matthew 28:19-20

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    "And my God will liberally supply your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus."
    - Phillipians 4:19

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    "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
    - Jesus' words in Matthew 28:19-20

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Throughout history, the Gospel message has been spreading to all corners of the world. From the apostles of Jesus Christ to modern-day evangelists, people have shared the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ.

Here, we will explore why it is crucial to share the Gospel and how it can transform lives. 

What is the Gospel? 

The Gospel message is the core belief of Christianity. The good news that Jesus Christ came to earth to save us from our sins and reconcile us to God.

The word “Gospel” means “good news”. And it is the message that brings hope, peace, and salvation to those who believe in Jesus Christ.

The Gospel message begins with the understanding that all human beings have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). Our sin separates us from God, and we cannot save ourselves.

But God, in His great love, sent His Son Jesus Christ to die on the cross for our sins and rise again on the third day, conquering death and offering us eternal life (John 3:16).

As Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.”

The Gospel message is a message of hope and salvation for all who believe in Jesus Christ. It is a message that we must share with the world.

The Urgent Call to Share the Gospel 

Jesus Christ gave His followers the Great Commission to go and make disciples of all nations. In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded. And surely, I am with you to the very end of the age.”

This commandment is not optional for believers. It is a call to action that we must very take seriously. 

In addition, the apostle Paul also emphasized the urgency of sharing the Gospel. In Romans 10:13-15, he wrote, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. How can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one whom they have not heard? …how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”

We must understand, like Paul, that the Gospel message must be proclaimed so people can hear it. Then they have an opportunity to believe it, and be saved. He recognized that the Gospel message was not just for a select few but for all people. He thought it was every believer’s responsibility to share this message with those who had yet to hear it.

Transforming Lives 

The Gospel message has the power to transform lives. When people really connect with this message, they are given hope. They realize that they are not alone in their struggles. And begin to connect with a God who loves them and wants to save them. The Gospel message offers forgiveness for sins and a new life in Christ. 

In 2 Corinthians 5:17, Paul wrote, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” The Gospel message offers a new beginning for those who believe in Jesus Christ. It is a message of transformation that can change people’s lives forever. 

The Gospel message also has the power to bring people together. In Ephesians 2:14-16, Paul wrote, “For he is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility.” 

Sharing the Gospel with My Neighbors

Have you ever felt intimidated by sharing your testimony? Sometimes, the idea of evangelism can be intimidating, especially when sharing the Gospel with our neighbours. However, sharing the Gospel with our neighbours can be one of the most effective ways to spread the message of salvation through Jesus Christ.

A straightforward way to share the Gospel with our neighbours is to build relationships with them. We can show them love and kindness, take an interest in their lives, and be positively present in our community. As we build trust and rapport with our neighbours, we can look for opportunities to share our faith and the Gospel message with them.

We can also invite our neighbours to church events and activities, such as a community service project or a worship service. This can be a non-threatening way to introduce them to the Gospel message and allow them to experience the love and community of the church.

Ultimately, sharing the Gospel with our neighbours is about being intentional and prayerful. We must step out of our comfort zones and trust God to guide us in our evangelism efforts. When we share the Gospel with our neighbours, we sow hope and transformation that can impact lives for eternity.

Conclusion 

The Gospel message is the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ. But, friend,the urgency of this call cannot be overstated. People’s lives are at stake, and we have a message that can transform them. We must not keep this message to ourselves. Instead, we must be bold in sharing it with others. 

If you have a heart for sharing the Gospel and reaching people in their nations and cultures, consider partnering with Global Disciples Canada. Our simple and effective strategy of training and coaching gospel preachers has had a powerful impact on communities worldwide.

By supporting our mission, you can equip believers to share the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ with those who have never heard it. Join us in fulfilling the Great Commission and making disciples of all nations. Why no visit our website today to learn more about how you can get involved.

Global Disciples Canada is a Christian mission organization that trains local leaders living near least-reached communities to multiply disciples for Christ. One-third of our world hasn’t heard the Good News of Jesus. Yet. Global Disciples refers to these as “least-reached” people, and fewer than 10% of all missionaries work among these groups. We live in a time where many of these people are within reach of a local church. Through our simple and effective strategy of training and coaching, believers share the Gospel in their own nations and cultures. Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations,” and we’re committed to doing just that. If you are looking for a Christian mission organization to partner with to become a better disciple and help make disciples, connect with us today!

Prayer is a powerful tool that can help us find peace, clarity, and guidance. One prayer that is particularly helpful in times of uncertainty and change is acceptance. This prayer can help us surrender to Gods will and trust that everything will work out for our highest good.

In this article, we’ll explore the prayer of acceptance. And share some tips on how to use this prayer to find peace and surrender to the Gods will.

Understanding the Prayer of Acceptance

The prayer of acceptance helps us let go of our attachment to outcomes and surrender to Gods will.

The prayer of acceptance is not about giving up or resigning ourselves to our circumstances. Instead, it is about finding peace and trust amid uncertainty and change. We can let go of our fears and worries and trust that God will work everything out.

Examples of Acceptance Prayers from the Bible 

The Bible provides many examples where God answers in the prayer of acceptance. In Psalm 37:5, David says, “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this.” This is a great example of prayer of acceptance.

In Luke 22:42, Jesus says, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”

This is another great example of prayer of acceptance because it shows Jesus’ willingness to accept God’s will, no matter the cost.

Another great example can be found in Philippians 4:6-7.

Paul writes, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Aging

Contrary to what our culture of marketing would have us believe, there is no anti-aging cure-all. Every day, we get older. On a positive note, as a Christian believer wisdom should increase with age.

Negative Emotions and Events 

Life can be messy. Births, deaths, moves, divorce, breakups, job loss, being downsized, physical or mental restrictions, and being subjected to abuse. We are frequently left with no choice in many circumstances. 

Denying, grieving, becoming angry, and resisting are all normal emotions. However, clinging to these negative emotions can only lead to more misery.

The Past 

Romans 15:4 (NIV) states, “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.”

The scripture tells us that we should not dwell on the past but learn from it. While it’s necessary to remember our beginnings, we cannot allow errors, mistreatment, or injuries to interfere with the here and now. Accept Gods grace and forgiveness and move forward. 

Using the Prayer of Acceptance in Your Life

If you’re facing a difficult time or a significant change in your life, the prayer of acceptance can be a powerful tool to help you find peace and surrender to the divine will. Here are some tips on how to use this prayer in your life:

  • Find a quiet, peaceful space where you won’t be disturbed. Sit or lie down in a comfortable position, and take a few deep breaths to calm yourself.
  • Begin by thanking God for all the blessings in your life. This can help shift your focus away from your worries and fears and help you cultivate a sense of gratitude and abundance.
  • State your intention for the prayer of acceptance. This can be as simple as saying, “Lord I surrender and trust that everything will work out for my highest good.”
  • Visualize yourself letting go of your fears and worries. Imagine yourself releasing them into the universe and surrendering to the divine will.
  • Repeat the prayer of acceptance to yourself or out loud. This can be a simple prayer, such as “I accept what is, and I trust that everything is unfolding for my highest good.”
  • Allow yourself to feel the peace and surrender that comes with the prayer of acceptance. Let go of any resistance or attachment to outcomes, and trust that everything will work out.
How to Deepen Your Practice–Tips to Remember

If you want to deepen your practice of the prayer of acceptance, here are some additional tips:

Practice Gratitude Regularly

Gratitude is a powerful tool that can help shift your focus away from your worries and fears and cultivate a sense of abundance and positivity. Take time each day to reflect on all the blessings in your life and express gratitude for them.

Be Mindful during Meditation

Mindfulness meditation can help you cultivate a sense of presence and awareness, which can help you let go of your attachment to outcomes and surrender to the divine will.

Journal about Your experiences with the Prayer of Acceptance

Writing down your thoughts and feelings can help you deepen your understanding of the prayer of blessing and reflect on how it impacts your life.

Seek Support from a Spiritual Community or Mentor

Connecting with others who share your beliefs and values can help you deepen your practice of the prayer of acceptance and find support and guidance on your spiritual journey.

Final Thoughts

The prayer of acceptance can help us find peace and surrender to Gods sovereign. We can find comfort amid uncertainty and change by letting go of our attachment to outcomes and trusting that everything is unfolding for our highest good. If you’re facing a difficult time or a significant change in your life, try using the prayer of acceptance to find peace and surrender to the divine will.

Global Disciples Canada is a Christian mission organization that trains local leaders living near to reach least-reached communities to multiply disciples for Christ. One-third of our world hasn’t heard the Good News of Jesus. Yet, Global Disciples refers to these as “least-reached” people, and fewer than 10% of all missionaries work among these groups. We live in a time where many of these people are within reach of a local church. 

Through our simple and effective strategy of training and coaching, believers share the Gospel in their own nations and cultures. Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations,” and we’re committed to doing just that. If you are looking for a Christian mission organization to partner with to become a better disciple and help make disciples, connect with us today! You can also talk to us about prayers in the Bible for your peace and acceptance. 

The message of Christ has made its way across the world, touching the hearts of people from all nations for generations. But, many unreached people groups still need to hear the good news of salvation today. In this blog, we’ll explore the importance of spreading the gospel via preaching, to all corners of the world.

Focus Should Be on God’s Majesty and Greatness

Preaching is not a mere display of the preacher’s knowledge or skills. It is an opportunity to teach the greatness of the God of the Bible to the congregation. Preaching should be an inspiring experience. It should leaves listeners with a deeper understanding of God’s holy, majestic, and loving character as revealed in Scripture.

A preacher’s role in the pulpit is an important one. Scripture speaks about this in Psalms 119:160, Matthew 4:4, Romans 15:4, and 2 Timothy 3:16-17).The preacher’s primary goal should be to bring glory to God by platforming His greatness through the sermon. Lets explore the importance of keeping God at the center of preaching.

Must Be Biblically-Sound and Theologically Grounded 

Preaching should be rooted in a biblically-centred approach. This requires a commitment to biblical theology, historical theology, and practical theology to be an effective and faithful preacher.

Theological study benefits the preacher and the congregation by making sure the message they hear is biblically-sound and theologically helpful.

The Role of Prayer and Dependence on the Holy Spirit in Preaching

A good preacher recognizes his complete dependence on Christ and his need for Gods power. He prays as he studies throughout the week. He is utterly reliant on the Lord for wisdom, grace, and strength to deliver God’s Word effectively. 

However, his dependence on God does not end with prayer. He must be willing to go in directions that he had not planned to, as the Spirit leads. In doing so, he can help real people with real hurts and questions, not simply reciting a memorized speech.

Discipline and Diligence in Preaching the Gospel

Being Spirit-led is crucial in preaching but it is not an excuse for poor preparation. In particular, he must pay attention to 2 Timothy 2:15 and diligently work to accurately handle the truths of the Bible. This requires discipline, hard work, and toiling in study. 

We Must Proclaim God’s Word with Boldness and Confidence 

The preacher needs to stand up to share his opinions or suggestions. He is not a motivational speaker or a self-help guru holding a Bible. Instead, like the prophets of the Old Testament and the apostles of the New Testament, the preacher must be willing to proclaim, with boldness, “Thus saith the Lord.” He does so because he knows that the power rests with God and His Word, not with the preacher himself. 

The preacher must be confident in his authority as a sent messenger and ambassador of God.

The Call to Action in Preaching the Gospel

Preaching is not merely lecturing, as it goes beyond teaching by calling on the listener to take action in response to the content of the sermon. While the preacher may suggest specific application points for the church, it is ultimately the Spirit of God who convicts hearts and moves individuals to act in response to the preaching.

For believers, a faithfully-prepared sermon will be driven by the Spirit into the heart of God’s people, convicting them of sin and spurring them towards greater holiness and Christlikeness. For unbelievers, such a sermon will convict them of sin, righteousness, and judgment, potentially leading to salvation for those who are among God’s elect or condemnation for those who remain under God’s wrath.

Closing Remarks

Global Disciples Canada is a Christian mission organization that trains local leaders living near to reach least-reached communities to multiply disciples for Christ. One-third of our world has yet to hear the Good News of Jesus. Yet, Global Disciples refers to these as “least-reached” people and fewer than 10% of all missionaries work among these groups. We live in a time where many of these people are within reach of a local church. Through our simple and effective strategy of training and coaching, believers share the Gospel in their own nations and cultures. Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations,” and we’re committed to doing just that. If you are looking for a Christian mission organization to partner with to become a better disciple and help make disciples, connect with us today!

Every church in the world needs leaders who follow the way of Jesus. People with a vision for His mission, for church growth and to multiply discipleship-focused leaders.

As we work with churches to multiply disciples we also work to see leaders multiplied for these churches.

As Global Disciples, we see leadership development as absolutely essential to ensure that these new churches grow into healthy fellowships.

Thomas’s Leadership Development

Thomas directs a leadership development program in Zimbabwe, through his local church. They meet for about an hour and a half on Sunday afternoons. Some of the group comes from the other side of town. It’s a high-density area about 10 kilometers away.

Last year, as they met together and studied what it means to be a leader in the model of Jesus. Thomas said, “God did something in the hearts of these leaders. They began to feel God’s call to be leaders that ‘make things happen.’”

And part of making things happen was to plant a new church, in that heavily populated area of the city.

This new church is now led by three men from the leadership training, with an attendance of more than 30 people. With their location, and the vision to “make things happen” for the Kingdom, these leaders are anticipating much greater growth in the future.

Thomas said, “One of my hopes and prayers for our program is that we see leaders emerging who can take responsibility for our churches.”

The Importance of Planting Churches

And he talked about Matthew, another participant in the training. “He has been absolutely faithful in attending,” Thomas said, “and also teaches some of the lessons. This program has prepared Matthew for leadership. Through the progress and transformation that’s evident in his life, it seemed good to us and to the Holy Spirit to appoint him as a pastor in the church I’ve been pastoring, which strengthened our church.”

Planting churches, strengthening the Body of Christ, and shepherding good growth. This is what we see God doing through the many leaders as we seek to train and multiply them around the world. And for that we are grateful.

Global Disciples Canada is a Christian mission organization that trains local leaders living near least-reached communities to multiply disciples for Christ. One-third of our world hasn’t heard the Good News of Jesus. Yet. Global Disciples refers to these as “least-reached” people, and fewer than 10% of all missionaries work among these groups. We live in a time where many of these people are within reach of a local church. Through our simple and effective strategy of training and coaching, believers share the Gospel in their own nations and cultures. Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations,” and we’re committed to doing just that. If you are looking for a Christian mission organization to partner with to become a better disciple and help make disciples, connect with us today!

When God gives a person a vision for the Kingdom, He may give him unexpected opportunities to influence others.

Andres leads a discipleship-mission training program in the Philippines.

He’s a long-time partner with Global Disciples and he’s seen God work through the disciple-making church planters he’s trained. He’s an enthusiastic mentor for those starting new discipleship-mission trainings. And recently Andres shared his experience and vision with a group of other church planters.

Andres: A Person Of Kingdom Influence

“We have 20 churches in our conference,” Andres shared, “but we have a dream that we will have 100 churches. Last year, we started 26 new fellowships!” While many of these fellowships are still small, that’s significant growth for just 20 churches—more than doubling in a year.

Andres said, “We have learned that if we seek to make disciples first, we will have a church. But if we try to start a church, we will not find disciples.”

They sent one of their disciple-making teams to neighboring Indonesia, to share the Gospel mostly with Muslims.

While they were there, they started some new fellowships.

Political Influence and Kingdom Impact

Andres has significant influence in another area—with local political leaders. “Our place is known for violence during elections,” he said, “and the Lord put it on our hearts to do something. So we called the candidates for mayor, and asked them to sign a covenant that they will not use violence during the campaign but campaign in an honorable way. And if they win, they will allow us to do a Bible study in their office.”

It worked—since all candidates signed on, the elections were held peacefully.

And then, Andres has led Bible studies with employees and leaders in local government, often using Global Disciples materials on leadership development. He said, “They’re not church goers but I have seen God’s hand on them. They embrace and respond to the Gospel message. We also have access to school teachers in our community and we teach them biblical principles.”

Like many others, Andres has the vision to take the Gospel to those still waiting to hear it, no matter where they are in position, influence, or geography.

Global Disciples Canada is a Christian mission organization that trains local leaders living near least-reached communities to multiply disciples for Christ. One-third of our world hasn’t heard the Good News of Jesus. Yet. Global Disciples refers to these as “least-reached” people, and fewer than 10% of all missionaries work among these groups. We live in a time where many of these people are within reach of a local church. Through our simple and effective strategy of training and coaching, believers share the Gospel in their own nations and cultures. Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations,” and we’re committed to doing just that. If you are looking for a Christian mission organization to partner with to become a better disciple and help make disciples, connect with us today!

When God calls us to serve Him, He also deals with our fears and worries.

Jesus came up and said to them, “All authority (all power of absolute rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations [help the people to learn of Me, believe in Me, and obey My words], baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always [remaining with you perpetually—regardless of circumstance, and on every occasion], even to the end of the age.”Matthew 28:18-20

Consequently, as disciples of Jesus multiply, and new churches are planted among least-reached peoples, a new need develops.

How do you support the pastor of a newly-planted church?

A Way Forward For Church Plants

Newly planted churches are often small fellowships with few assets. And churches who sent the church planter may be limited in their ability to supply their needs.

That’s one of the places where Global Disciples comes in.

We see developing a small business as a way to resolve the issue. It offers a way forward from a problem that often hinders a disciple-maker from fulfilling the mission of sharing the Gospel.

Take Prem, for example. He’s a Nepali church planter with a desire to serve the Lord well. He recently came to a small business training we held. And he discovered something that has renewed his heart and his mind for mission.

Prems example

Prem said, “I came to faith 7 years ago. My wife and I went to India for seminary. I knew God was calling me for ministry but I didn’t know where or how to start after seminary. I had my family and I had fear of doing ministry and providing for my family. And, I thought, “what would my family and my church think If I’m not earning money?”

“I thank God for the small business development teaching,” Prem continued. “Now I know where and how to start my ministry! I can start a business, and through that I can be a good witness in the community. I will do business and serve God. So my fear is gone!”

Do not fear [anything], for I am with you;
Do not be afraid, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you;
I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].
Isaiah 41:10

Do Not Fear!

We often see Global Disciples’ small business development training help bring confidence to church planters.

A small business can be an economic boost. But it also provides a way to effectively interact and witness in a community.

And it gives the church planter—and his family—an identity. And, importantly some peace of mind as they share the Gospel of Jesus with those who have yet to hear it.

Global Disciples Canada is a Christian mission organization that trains local leaders living near least-reached communities to multiply disciples for Christ. One-third of our world hasn’t heard the Good News of Jesus. Yet. Global Disciples refers to these as “least-reached” people, and fewer than 10% of all missionaries work among these groups. We live in a time where many of these people are within reach of a local church. Through our simple and effective strategy of training and coaching, believers share the Gospel in their own nations and cultures. Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations,” and we’re committed to doing just that. If you are looking for a Christian mission organization to partner with to become a better disciple and help make disciples, connect with us today!

Experience the joy of evangelism through inspiring stories of transformation. See how discipleship training is impacting lives in Chad.

Joyful Evangelism In Cameroon

In September 2016, at a training in Cameroon, Africa, Global Disciples equipped 17 church leaders to develop discipleship-mission training for their clusters of churches.

Within a month, all 17 had program proposals approved and ready to start.

Including the first discipleship-mission training in four countries new to our ministry at that time!

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 in 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 had completed their first evangelism outreach.

God blessed and worked through them to lead 765 people to faith in Jesus Christ, establishing a new church and fueling the growth of numerous other small fellowships. What a great start!

Pierre’s Evangelism Story

The program leader also shared the testimony of two participants who saw the Lord work and reshape their hearts.

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 a.m. 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.

Over the years God has continued to bless our work in Chad as we’ve seen those who had yet to hear the good news of Jesus Christ have their lives completely transformed.

What Does Global Disciples Do?

Global Disciples Canada is a Christian mission organization that trains local leaders living near least-reached communities to multiply disciples for Christ. One-third of our world hasn’t heard the Good News of Jesus. Yet. Global Disciples refers to these as “least-reached” people, and fewer than 10% of all missionaries work among these groups. We live in a time where many of these people are within reach of a local church. Through our simple and effective strategy of training and coaching, believers share the Gospel in their own nations and cultures. Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations,” and we’re committed to doing just that. If you are looking for a Christian mission organization to partner with to become a better disciple and help make disciples, connect with us today!

You can make your plans, but be sure they include listening to the Holy Spirit for true direction on God’s plan.

A man’s mind plans his way [as he journeys through life],
But the Lord directs his steps and establishes them.

Proverbs 16:9

So often God takes us out of our comfort zone, and changes our plans, in order to accomplish His plans! You can be thankful that God’s Plan is always the best plan.

Like the story of Perla recently. She leads a discipleship-mission training program in Mexico.

Usually, when the participants get to the outreach part of their training, they work as a full team at planting a church.

This time, Perla said, “The Holy Spirit led us to take the Gospel to a variety of locations. We connected with a man of peace in a very difficult place. He is a head teacher in the area. We stayed with him during our outreach and went to preach in 10 villages around the area.”

“Normally the whole team stays together and we do drama and a presentation,” Perla explained, “But this time we went out two by two. And this was the first time for many of them to do this kind of ministry.” However, as the teams began to report in, they had awesome stories to report and saw God working in mighty ways.

Perla And God’s Plan

Perla went along with two disciple-makers, a 20-year old, and one who was a teenager!

She said, “They never had gone out to share the Gospel before and it transformed them!”

They went to a location where the people had never heard of Jesus. They went door to door and shared the Gospel with 70 people, and only 1 person did NOT receive Jesus!

Most of their efforts focused on the women, since the men were away at work. But Perla and her two young disciple-makers had the opportunity to share the love and salvation of Christ with men as they returned from the fields, and all of them found new life and faith in Him! A church was born in a day.

Perla shared that the local hosting church experienced revival too as they saw what the Lord was doing. Praise God!

As Perla and her team know, when the Holy Spirit nudges you and changes your plans, it’s worth following His direction.

Global Disciples Canada is a Christian mission organization that trains local leaders living near least-reached communities to multiply disciples for Christ. One-third of our world hasn’t heard the Good News of Jesus. Yet. Global Disciples refers to these as “least-reached” people, and fewer than 10% of all missionaries work among these groups. We live in a time where many of these people are within reach of a local church. Through our simple and effective strategy of training and coaching, believers share the Gospel in their own nations and cultures. Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations,” and we’re committed to doing just that. If you are looking for a Christian mission organization to partner with to become a better disciple and help make disciples, connect with us today!

Though her name means “evangelist”, Evangelina had never shared the Gospel with someone; she didn’t know how.

Then she took part in a discipleship training hosted by her church fellowship in the Dominican Republic.

As she learned what she could do, Evangelina was compelled by the Spirit to go to a community near her home. It was a neighborhood with no Christian presence and no knowledge of the Good News.

Evangelina’s Evangelism Story

Evangelina shared the Gospel boldly and built relationships as people came to faith in Christ.

Alize, a 12-year-old girl, accepted Jesus. “This is the first time someone explained the story of God and the love of Jesus to me,” she told Evangelina. Alize felt the Holy Spirit filling her life, and she was baptized with four other young people.

In fact, as Evangelina, Alize, and others gave testimony to the Gospel, entire families came to Christ.

Now, the neighborhood has at least one believer in every home. Evangelina passes along what she learned to equip new believers and extend the Kingdom in this spiritually needy area.

Like Evangelina, people often come to Global Disciples’ training with a need. As God equips them for His Kingdom work, He is also meeting their needs through training. 

Evangelism And Practical Needs

In Ethiopia, Megressa’s need was practical—shelter, food, and clothing for his family. His heart was to share the Gospel and minister to people, but he had nothing to live on. Even moving to a larger town had not met his family’s needs.

However, Megressa was invited to a local Global Disciples Small Business Development training. It opened his eyes to what he was capable of, and how he could continue to reach others with the Gospel.

Inspired and equipped, Megressa returned to his home village and started a small farm, fattening livestock for meat.

Consequently, as he served his community, he also shared Christ, and within a year, 62 people received Christ as their Savior! Over 40 were baptized and a new fellowship was planted. He’s added to his livestock, built a home for his family, and spreads the Gospel daily.  

Zik’s need was buried deep in his heart.

Zik’s Evangelism Story

A participant in a Global Disciples Leadership Development program in Zimbabwe, Zik was moved by the Holy Spirit during a session on forgiveness. He was a church leader, serving people well and sharing the Word of God, but he had a bitter heart. His younger brother had taken his land and burned his stored crops. The deep pain and betrayal made them enemies.

As he absorbed the teaching, Zik knew he needed to forgive. He went home and shared his intent with his family. He invited the community elders to mediate a meeting with his brother. Zik then faced his brother and extended forgiveness to him and his family—an act that rippled through their community as testimony of God’s power.

Global Disciples Approach To Evangelism

Today, Zik’s relationship with his brother is healed and much has been restored. At least a dozen people from their family and community have also come to faith in Jesus. And Zik continues to serve as a leader with a heart free of bitterness.

What joy to see God using our Global Disciples approach to not only meet needs, but to multiply disciples and churches through people like Zik, Megressa, and Evangelina.

Global Disciples Canada is a Christian mission organization that trains local leaders living near least-reached communities to multiply disciples for Christ. One-third of our world hasn’t heard the Good News of Jesus. Yet. Global Disciples refers to these as “least-reached” people, and fewer than 10% of all missionaries work among these groups. We live in a time where many of these people are within reach of a local church. Through our simple and effective strategy of training and coaching, believers share the Gospel in their own nations and cultures. Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations,” and we’re committed to doing just that. If you are looking for a Christian mission organization to partner with to become a better disciple and help make disciples, connect with us today!

Discover the joy of Holy Spirit transformation as churches multiply and lives are changed in Northern India.

Have you ever thought about this? What brings joy to God? More churches planted? Or a life transformed by His Spirit?

Well, both, of course. Church multiplication is awesome! It reflects the growth of the Body of Christ. And churches are made up of those who follow Jesus, who are being renewed and transformed by His Holy Spirit.

In our Global Disciples approach to equipping disciple-makers, we eagerly expect to see the Holy Spirit do his transforming work. And it often begins during the training as those who believe in Jesus discover what it means to His disciple.

That was Reha’s experience. Read on to find out more!

Reha’s experience of the joy of Holy Spirit Transformation

A young woman from Northeast India, her family are not believers or followers of Jesus.

Now, Reha had claimed to be a Christian—she had even been baptized.

But her relationship with Christ was not reflected in her life, her actions, or her words. “I was known as a very bad girl,” she said.

And so, because her behavior didn’t match what she claimed to believe, her family despised and rejected her Christian faith.

In fact, a friend told her about the discipleship-mission training through a local church cluster and Reha decided to attend.

At first, she was shy and struggled with the training. But as time went on, the Spirit began to work in her heart and change her life.

So, one day, she confessed her sins, and decided to fully follow Christ in every aspect of her life. She also wanted to forgive her parents for their treatment of her. As the training director reported, “She was transformed completely!”

In fact, Reha finished the training and outreach, then returned home to her parents to ask them to forgive her.

A change of heart

Her parents saw profound changes in her words, actions, and attitudes and because of the Spirit’s transforming work, they and the rest of Reha’s family soon placed their faith and trust in Christ as their Savior and Lord.

Did this transformation last? Oh yes! Today, Reha is fully committed to Christ and led by the Spirit.

In fact, she has become a godly example for young people in her community, and a leader in the youth ministry in her local church.

And The Holy Spirit is at work, transforming hearts and lives and empowering His people to be living examples of God’s grace.

Make a difference today!

Did you know that life-changing stories like Reha’s reflect the fruit and impact of Global Disciples’ mission and vision to multiply effective disciple-makers and church planters among least-reached people.

And you can be part of it too—start with THE REACH! Why not become part of our monthly giving community of people who are committed to making it possible for a third of our world to hear about Jesus. Start here.

Global Disciples Canada is a Christian mission organization that trains local leaders living near least-reached communities to multiply disciples for Christ. One-third of our world hasn’t heard the Good News of Jesus. Yet. Global Disciples refers to these as “least-reached” people, and fewer than 10% of all missionaries work among these groups. We live in a time where many of these people are within reach of a local church. Through our simple and effective strategy of training and coaching, believers share the Gospel in their own nations and cultures. Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations,” and we’re committed to doing just that. If you are looking for a Christian mission organization to partner with to become a better disciple and help make disciples, connect with us today!