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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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    "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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    With your help we are able to train leaders living near least-reached communities to multiply disciples.

Santu grew up Muslim in South Asia. His family is still Muslim. But when he came to understand the Gospel—that Jesus Christ loved him enough to die for his sins—Santu knew he had to put his faith in this Jesus.

“I faced many challenges,” Santu said. “My father threw me out of the house while I was still a student. But I was able to stand firm in my faith.”

Four years ago, Santu heard about Global Disciples. And with the support of local church leaders, we trained him to direct a discipleship-mission program for their churches. Santu shared, “We faced many challenges, and much opposition. It’s difficult to serve the living God in our region when more than 92 percent of people are Muslim. Pray that we will be able to reach them and win them for Jesus.”

At times, they’ve contended with floods and other problems in gathering participants for training and going out to witness and plant churches. But they have seen God’s hand at work, drawing people to Himself.

Santu said, “One day, during our outreach, I saw a group gathering in front of the house. There was a small child in the home who was very sick and close to death. We told them that if they believed in Jesus, when we prayed for the child, he would live. We prayed loudly and waited for the glory of God to be revealed. And after some time the child began moving, and we continued to pray in the name of Jesus.” And soon the child was healed! And for several people there, a new life of faith in Jesus began. Praise God!

Santu is just one of many who found new life in Christ, and now work tirelessly to share the same life-changing Good News with those who are still waiting to hear it. Pray for Santu and the disciple-makers in South Asia as they risk their lives daily to fulfill the mission Jesus gave to His disciples.

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!

Indonesia has the most Muslims of any country in the world. It also has disciples of Jesus Christ like Mumu.

Mumu did her discipleship training through Global Disciples and a partner program. During her outreach, she spent three months teaching English conversation at a Muslim boarding school. It was located in one of Indonesia’s many islands, among one of the hardest ethnic groups to reach with the Gospel.

But God opened a door. The school wanted the children to learn English, and Mumu and another girl took this unique opportunity.

Mumu said, “We longed to build relationships and share the Gospel with them, even though it’s difficult because they’re strong Muslims. They need the Gospel; they need the love of God.” Her goal was to introduce each student—and their teachers—to God’s love.

Sometimes other teachers challenged her. Especially the head English teacher, a strong local Muslim leader. He had many questions, questions about fasting and what it meant to be Christians.

Mumu said, “I was nervous, but I felt the Holy Spirit strengthen me. I told him fasting was one of the ways we build our relationship with Jesus, to experience Him in our lives. It’s not about rules or eating or drinking. He said Muslims only did it because their leaders told them to. It had no personal meaning or benefit.”

She lived in a dormitory with her students, and along with teaching responsibilities, Mumu and her teammate offered counsel and friendship. They made sure their conversations allowed them to share the love of God. Or they prayed for students who were sick or even demon-possessed.

Mumu said, “Some asked me how I had this great faith. I told them I did not, but Jesus can do anything because He is the Almighty God.”

While Mumu didn’t plant a church, she did see God at work through the many seeds she planted. And she learned to be a faithful disciple, speaking up and living out the love of Jesus among people who needed to see it and 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!

Have you ever talked with someone who’s so excited about what Jesus is doing that their face is glowing?

One of our Global Disciples staff shared this story from a training he attended in India. He said, “Over lunch, I talked with Jevan, a director from near Kolkata. His face was glowing; he had just witnessed about Jesus to a boy working in the kitchen. A couple years ago, he shared with a lady who worked in the kitchen and today she is a follower of Christ. He talked and talked about what God is doing. I watched his face—it was absolutely glowing with joy as he described what God is doing.”

One of the stories Jevan shared was how God uses their small medical clinic to reach local Hindu families. They share the Good News of Jesus as people come and wait for their medicines.

One family brought a child who’d been sick from birth. His mouth and tongue were so swollen he couldn’t eat, so the disciple-makers prayed for him in the name of Jesus. Within a week the boy was eating normally! His family now is actively sharing Christ with anyone they meet!

In another community, a woman under the control of a demon poured kerosene all over her body and set herself on fire. Her entire body was burned, and she spent months in the hospital but there was no healing. Her husband was told to give her medications that would end her misery and her life.

Instead, he called Jevan and the disciple-makers prayed for her. Now she is healed, functioning normally, and back home with her family.

No wonder Jevan was filled with joy. It’s what we experience when God is at work. And when He invites us to be used by Him to share the Gospel, this joy will show in our lives—and on our faces!

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!

Peter is a big, burly man but tears filled his eyes as he told 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. He discovered that Jesus could change his life in ways that his Hindu gods could not.

His family was reconciled and Peter found a fullness of life in Christ that he never imagined possible. His new church asked him to take the discipleship–mission training they had developed with Global Disciples and then commissioned him to plant a church in an unreached village.

Peter needed a way to support his family, so he also took the Small Business Development training developed by his church with the help of Global Disciples. When asked the question, “What’s in your hand?” Peter thought back to his boyhood experiences on a farm.

To support himself as a church planter and have an identity that made sense to the people in the village to which he was going, Peter developed a business plan for pesticide spraying. The guidance and support he received through his church from Global Disciples was enough to get a small loan and purchase a backpack sprayer with a small gasoline motor.

In the last several years, Peter has planted five churches in surrounding villages, building relationships through his business. He has been able to support his family and earned enough money to buy a small field to raise crops of his own. Now his face glows with delight.

Recently Peter was able to buy a second backpack sprayer, but not to expand his own business. He’s giving the new sprayer to another church planter who recently completed the Global Disciples training and is now going to make disciples and plant new churches in unreached areas.

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 I first moved to this place, there were no Christians here,” Eli said. “Now there are 40 people who have come to know Christ! And we are focused on reaching another village about 30 minutes away where there’s no Christians living.”

Eli is a young pastor and training director from Myanmar. He’s one of many who are seeking to spread the light of the Gospel in a dark place. A place where Buddhism and spirit worship permeate all aspects of society. He has moved from his home state to another region to help a cluster of churches train and equip disciple-makers and church planters.

Eli shared recently his joys and challenges. He said, “We had 15 participants in our discipleship-mission training. When we went to the village to share the Gospel, we worked beside the people doing physical labor. Eventually they believed our testimony and some came to Christ and left Buddhism. We baptized some, but six of the people we baptized were expelled by their parents and their family. One young woman came to Christ but her family—mostly her father—will not allow her to be baptized.”

He and the church planters he’s trained have seen God work despite their difficulties. He said, “God performed a miracle when we did outreach. A woman who had physical issues for 20 years came and we prayed for her. Later she called to tell us God had healed her!”

Eli also talked to a man he met in the first village where he arrived. “He was a drunk,” Eli said, “and he wanted to fight me. But now he is a Christian and my trusted friend. And because of him, many others have come to know Jesus.”

It’s amazing to go from a place with no witness to Christ, to a growing body of believers seeking to reach those who still live in darkness. What a joy to hear Eli’s story and to know that he’s only one of so many carrying on the Great Commission in Myanmar, and around the world!

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!

“I give thanks to God and Global Disciples,” Chetan reported. “Since we started our leadership training in 2011, we’ve trained 675 leaders, pastors, and church planters.”

Chetan directs leadership training and discipleship-mission training near his home in Nepal. He’s seen tremendous growth as they reach out and share the Good News of Jesus. Through the discipleship-mission training, he’s trained 6 groups of disciple-makers, averaging about 15 participants per group, and so far, they’ve planted 32 churches in nine different areas of Nepal. The leadership program has multiplied too – planting another 27 churches.

Chetan said, “In our district, there are one hundred fifty churches; our vision is to have a church in every village. One place we preached, 11 people came to Christ. Another group wanted to have a church there so we gladly handed the new believers over to them. In another village, 40 people believed. It’s very far from our base and so the follow up was going to be difficult. But a nearby church offered to help and they are now looking after these believers.”

But it’s not been easy. Chetan reflected on the challenges they face. “When one person believes, there is persecution,” he said, “When one family believes, there’s opposition. One place we planted a church, a local police officer gave us land on a lease to establish a church. Our prayer is to purchase the plot. But the community is circulating a petition to keep us from building a church there.”

At times, those participating in the training were difficult to deal with, Chetan says, “With spiritual training, we must humble ourselves and serve. We spent much of our time in prayer. I have 11 prayer warriors who prayed for 72 hours, and God blessed and worked in this area. The Holy Spirit has helped us develop workers for the ministry.”

With prayer, persistence, and a God-given vision to reach those still waiting for the Gospel, Chetan and those he serves are seeing the Lord do great things in their area of Nepal.

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!

As Global Disciples, we want to see people around the world have the opportunity to choose and follow Jesus Christ. So we get excited when local churches in other countries catch the vision for reaching those still without the Gospel in their own region.

Cho is a church leader in Myanmar—or Burma—who shares our vision. His church is focused on reaching the Buddhist population in a developing city close to them.

“Our hearts were touched by the Holy Spirit,” Cho reported, “and our vision is to reach these people. Their spiritual eyes are blind and they live in a city that has a very dark spirit.”

With the help of Global Disciples, Cho has started a discipleship-mission training program. During the training, he saw the Holy Spirit work in the lives of those who participated. They found their spiritual lives transformed and renewed. Cho said, “They committed their whole lives for Jesus, to share the Good News in least-reached areas.”

For their outreach, Cho and these young disciple-makers went to the city they were concerned about. They shared the Gospel in the local market and the Buddhist temple. He reported, “We talked to families, spoke with women and children, and taught them songs and Bible stories.”

Some people objected, including the local chief. Cho said, “They called us into their office and warned us not to preach anymore. But we went out with our group and kept sharing the Gospel!”

As a result, two new churches were planted and 17 new believers were added. Cho was also rejoicing, saying “This has transformed our church people—they now value the spiritual lives of unreached people, and they are eager and committed to reaching them with the Good News of Jesus.”

Catching the vision, training and sending out workers for the spiritual harvest, and then multiplying new followers of Jesus Christ. That’s exactly what we want to see as Global Disciples!

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!

As we hear the Good News stories about how God is at work, we’re reminded over and over again that we can never underestimate who or what He may use to accomplish His mission.

Kiran works in Nepal and part of his job is to train and mentor the leaders who direct discipleship-mission training programs.

When he went to visit a church that wanted to start a training, he was surprised to see who they had chosen as a director. Kiran said, “I saw a young man—only 22 years old—and I was disappointed. I expected someone mature, like the pastor!” The young man comes from a group of 35 churches and they decided he was the man for the job!

Since the young man started their training program, he’s trained five groups of disciple-makers—that’s about 75 people! And they’ve planted 8 churches, with between 60 to 90 members.

During one training, some people in the village heard about it and brought a paralyzed woman to them for prayer. When their prayers were answered, the woman was healed, her family accepted Christ and became hosts for one of the new churches!

Evidently God was not worried about the age of this young leader, even if Kiran was!

Kiran also told of a woman who came for small business training to provide support as she helped to plant a church. However, she was shy and felt awkward talking to people in Nepali, which was her second language. But her tailoring business required her to talk to people!

A year later, Kiran said, “I was amazed to hear she had started two new fellowships with about 16 to 18 people attending. And 13 are getting ready for baptism!”

You know, it doesn’t matter if you think you’re too young, or too old, too shy or afraid…never underestimate what God can do with you! Who knows what He may empower you to accomplish? And who you may surprise along the way.

What excuses have you been making about your inability to be used by God?

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!

If someone mentions a “tea garden”—you likely think of something peaceful and idyllic. A beautiful garden filled with flowers and trees, where you can sit and enjoy tea, maybe something good to eat, or a relaxed conversation with friends.

But if you live in north-east India, into Bangladesh, or Nepal…a tea garden is the plantation of tea bushes. It means hard work, walking steep hills, a basket on your back, and long days in the sun and wind.

A tea garden is also a place for discipleship. Tati and his wife live in a tea-growing region and work in the gardens. Recently he participated in a local discipleship-mission training. He said, “I learned many things about God and Jesus Christ, and how to share Jesus with others.”

In his outreach, Tati returned to the tea gardens. He visited 15 plantations in about 40 days. “I shared Jesus Christ among the workers in the tea gardens,” he reported. “We prayed for one child who had a terrible fever and she was healed. Her family put their faith in Christ as they saw this miracle in the name of Jesus. Praise God!”

Tati led six people to faith in Jesus. Now he and his family see it as their mission to share the Gospel among those who are working in the tea gardens.

Hira is also working in the tea gardens alongside her husband and she was encouraged to take the training. Hira said, “I prayed many times to attend; I’ve never learned this way before and I’m very blessed.”

For outreach, she shared the Gospel with the women and children in the tea gardens.

She said, “Two families put their faith in Jesus Christ. It was amazing to see them become children of God. I want to share the Gospel of Jesus with these people until they all receive Him as their Savior!”

Thanks to Tati and Hira and many others like them, disciples are multiplying and Christ is growing His Church in the tea gardens of Asia!

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!

What difference does our Global Disciples training make?

“I have done trainings with different organizations,” Nami said. “But Global Disciples’ training stands out for me because its focus is on the Word of God, and on spreading the Gospel.”

Nami directs a discipleship-mission training program in India, launched with the help of Global Disciples. When he had the opportunity to share how God is using their training and disciple-makers, he was eager to talk about God’s hand at work.

Nami said, “The work is spreading. And now we are working in 3 or 4 districts in our state, and a few in the next state. I have trained our young people and others so they can lead our churches when I’m away on outreach.”

As he trains disciple-makers and takes them out to share the Gospel, Nami and his teams have seen many put their faith in Jesus Christ. Several churches have been planted, even some in very difficult places. He reported, “We started a church in one area, but for 2 years we could not go back to them because of the persecution there. In that place there have been many murders but no one is ever arrested.”

Last year, they were able to go again and arrange a meeting. Nami discovered this little church was still going, despite the difficulties and the isolation. They were getting some help and support from several families with resources, and from the local forest rangers. He said, “God has given us favor there, new believers are coming. One man who previously persecuted the Christians has even accepted Christ…and now he’s leading a local fellowship!”

Praise God! Through the power of the Holy Spirit and the faithful witness of His people, He continues to draw least-reached people into new life through Jesus Christ.

Nami is just one of thousands who we serve who are working every day to make sure every person has the opportunity to hear, to choose, and respond to Christ. And we rejoice with him to see disciples multiplied and churches planted in India and around the world.