Dear friends

Thank you for your prayerful support of the work of Langham Preaching around the world. There is so much to be thankful for as God does his work among us and through us. Here is one example from Dwi Handayani, our Director for Asia and the South Pacific, based in Bandung, Indonesia.

You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. 2 Corinthians 3:3

After returning from Izmir, Turkey, I am truly grateful that Paul did not depend on a large building or organization for his ministry legacy. Visiting several places of Paul's ministry which are now in ruins, I see how futile it is when one measures the success of his ministry by the buildings and materials they had. From the beginning, Paul's focus was to make disciples and build people up. Therefore, Christianity is still flourishing today even though the places where Christianity once triumphed are often now only historical places.

Seeing the Langham Preaching ministry, I am also very grateful because since I first joined, I have been constantly reminded that the focus of our ministry is to build people. To train and disciple God-fearing preachers so that through them the church will mature and have an impact on society. May God help us.

Please pray for the work in various places around the world….

Zimbabwe: On Tuesday, 9 participants will meet in Kadoma for the fourth part of their Level 1 seminar which will be facilitated by Amazing Mutangadura and John Bell. John writes ‘we thank God for bringing us this far and for the consistent attendance…..Please pray that ushirikas (preaching clubs) will be formed.’

India: In Raikia, Odisha, a Level 1 seminar will take place for 40 women from the surrounding churches. Veena Bunyan, Sushanth Naik and Elias Naik will facilitate the training and ask us to pray for ‘open hearts and minds to learn and practice the skills taught and for a deeper commitment to the Word of God so that it transforms the participants.

Nigeria: Ishaya Baba, Mamman-Eri Sokomba, Sunday Chukwu, Solomon Moses, Aremu Adeyemi, Akin Afuwape and Hankuri Tawus Gaya will facilitate a Level 1 and 2 seminar in Zaria. 75 participants are expected. Gaya writes ‘Zaria is a strategic city in Northern Nigeria…raising faithful preachers here is raising people that will influence the Churches and communities in Northern Nigeria and beyond. Pray that God will mobilize ready hands to participate in the seminar and that they will catch the vision and passion to start ushirika’s (preaching clubs) in their Churches and communities.’

Kenya: A Level 1 seminar will take place for 50 participants in Imbirikani Girls High School. Regina Mulonza, Joseph Githinji and Ignatius Maimbu will be facilitating. Ignatius writes ‘pray that the Lord will use us effectively so that we impact spiritually all those who will attend’.

Guatemala: In the Central American Theological Seminary, a Level 2 seminar will take place and be facilitated by Igor Améstegui, Dionisio Orjuela, Nelson Morales, Xenia de Morales, Edilzar Aguilar, and Luis Fernando Solares. The participation of approximately 40 people is expected, mainly from the metropolitan area, as well as from Xela and Huehuetenango. Please pray that the rain does not affect the mobility of those traveling from distant places to enrich their knowledge and share experiences at this important theological event.

Indonesia: Two training events take place this week. A Level 2 seminar for 21 participants in a seminary in Malang, East Java and the training of 10 facilitators in Gepsultra, Kendari. The facilitators will be Hendra Prasaja, Sonny Emmanuel, Beatris Pangala and Gordon Hutabarat. Please pray for the smooth implementation of the training and that the facilitators will learn the skills they need for facilitating Level 1 seminars in their local settings.

India: In Siliguri, West Bengal, A Level 1 seminar will be provided in English for the pastors and leaders of various churches and organisations. The location is a strategic place with other countries as its close neighbours. A strong preaching movement here could become a great asset to Langham Preaching in the long run.

Thank you for your faithfulness in this ministry of prayer.

The Langham Preaching Team