“The gospel . . . is the power of God that brings salvation.” Romans 1:16
Missions in Asia
I was impressed by the commitment these Christians have for Jesus. The way they pray reminded me of the writers of the Psalms, where they pour their heart out to God and many openly wept while they prayed.
Norman and Pastor Alan
After arriving in Asia and seeing the house church and the students, I was impressed by the commitment these Christians have for Jesus. The way they pray reminded me of the writers of the Psalms, where they pour their heart out to God and many openly wept while they prayed.
Their commitment to learning the Word of God was equally impressive. I was amazed to hear that many of the students had read the entire Bible 70 to 80 times. As an American Christian, I felt ashamed that I didn't hold and value God's word like these Christians.
I was also impressed by the TNT training provided to the Christian leaders. I felt like I could really benefit from getting the same training and learning the Word of God from an expository way. It was an eye opener for me to see how the many little stories in the Bible fit into God's big story.
I appreciated being able to sit in on a strategy planning session PA had with the church leaders. They mapped out a path to bring the transformational training into the multiplication phase. They identified the potential TNTers who may be the leaders in the multiplication phase and for the church leaders to begin engaging them into the new phase. I was very encouraged to hear that this network had recently opened a Bible school and will give further training to the Christian workers within the network.
The students in this TNT training are the "best" of the Christian workers in this network. One thing I didn't get to see was how the average Christian responds to the Word of God. Does the typical person readily accept the Gospel upon hearing? (Following comments from testimonies by leaders: “many respond because God has prepared their hearts already; then God does some miraculous work in their life, i.e. answered prayer, physical healing, overwhelming emotional touch from God”).
– Norman Yuen
Pastor Alan Ginn has impacted the ministry of CBM through his partnership with Leadership Resources International TNT training. Recently, Norman Yuen, traveled with LRI to a Creative Access Country. Norman serves on the mission committee of this church in the Southbay. The training was out of the Books of I/II Samuel.
"This is the best training from all other trainings: WHY? It was faithful to the Bible, exalted God, and valued the element of practice. Before, our workers would spiritualize and not exposit the Word. They are like "learning sprouts" when it comes to this method. (They are) encouraged to read the Word and know what to look for when it comes to the reading.” (i.e., they are learning the principles of discovering God's truth!)