What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also. 2 Tim. 2:2
This is disciple-making spelled out for us in a practical way. If I have been taught sound doctrine, then my job is to look for faithful men. I will know that these men are faithful in part, because I see them sharing what they know with others.
What a great week we had last week with over 20 students studying missions and church-planting!
Here are two Yine leaders we have been investing in for a long time: Magnita Diaz Etene and Segundo Teodoro Sebastian. What a joy to see them give testimonies during the class!
Not only have we been teaching faithful men, but we are thrilled to see them teaching others also.
What a privilege to host 4 tribal Yine men who traveled a day or more on the river, and then several hours by road to be here for the class. This is especially amazing, because if we were missionaries to Brazil, we would have had to sign a document agreeing not to enter the native people’s territories. However, God brought them to us to take this class, and further burden them for their people.
Segundo, here in the red shirt, came to our house after hours to hold a Bible study with these 4 Yine leaders.
We thank God for Wilber Huillca and his wife Daisy (former students of ours) who invested much time to help record the Bible in Yine. We were able to download the entire New Testament, and send it along with two speakers so that many of their people, who are oral learners could hear and believe.
Romans 10:17 Faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
Please pray for these folks to be faithful witnesses and make disciples for Jesus.