I figured since Monday I updated you on my first conference I would go ahead and do the second conference that I have had the priviledge to attend. The conference is called DMT and it’s tagline or summary is:
DMT is all about training. Its goal is to train believers who can then train others in a very simple yet effective method of evangelism, discipleship, and church planting that continues to multiply across relationship networks. DMT is a direct response to the words of Jesus in the Gospel of John (4:35-36), where He states, “Do you not say, ‘Four months more and then the harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. Even now the reaper draws his wages, even now he harvests the crop for eternal life.” The central focus is the harvest God has already prepared in advance and is waiting on to be harvested. – See more at: http://gemission.org/intro-dmt-discipleship-multiplication-training#sthash.Bd5hzmKB.dpuf
I went to a similar training when I was still living in Maryland, but this was with Europeans who were looking for ways to expand God’s Kingdom in Europe. There were Europeans, Americans and Canadians present representing a half dozen or so countries. We learned what it means to be a disciple and and how to disciple as well as evangelize.
While most of this time seemed to be geared towards people whose full-time job was church planting, it nevertheless gave me some food for thought. I wanted to share a few questions that kept popping into my head during my time there.
- What am I doing to disciple people?
- What am I doing to talk about Jesus to those who don’t know Him?
- What can I do to help those whose mission is to do something like this full-time?
- What can I do to change my current actions to make them more along the line of disciple making?
Portugal, a country that the Protestant Reformation never reached, has just under 11 million people. Almost 94% claim to be Christian and 3% are Evangelical Christians. Recently there have been gains in the Evangelical movement, but due to disagreements between the denominations. There is also a major need for trained pastors and a few Bible schools are attempting to do just that.
Watch the video below and please pray for:
- A united vision between the denominations – specifically for the Portuguese Evangelical Alliance to grow in impact.
- More pastors to be adequately trained to lead their churches to become more of an impact.
- For the young adult generation to continue to mature in Christ and become great witnesses for their fellow Portuguese.
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So today’s prayer Monday is going to be a little different than my other ones. I started language school today and am in a group of 17 people who come from 12 different countries. Here is what I would like to do. I want to highlight each of the countries and ask for prayers for each country and for each person in my class from that country. Here are the countries and the number of people representing that country.
Kosovo – 1
Russia – 1
Spain – 4
Portugal – 1
Ukraine – 1
China – 1
Turkey – 2
Italy – 2
USA – me!
Romania – 1
Brazil – 1
Greece – 1
If you have a second or two please pray for these countries and these people. Wouldn’t it be awesome if I be a light to them even though the only language we share is the language we are learning?