Page 1 - Cultivate Summer 2014
P. 1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 SUMMER 2014

                                                                                                                                                                                   THE NEWSLETTER OF LANGHAM PARTNERSHIP USA
                   P.O. Box 189
                   Cave Creek, AZ 85327


                                                                                                                                                                                                          SALT AND LIGHT

                                                                                                                                                                                                 IN SOUTH AMERICA

        Your SUMMER 2014 newsletter is enclosed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Langham Scholar Antonio Barro was pursuing his
                                                                                                                                                                                               own seminary degree when God planted the seed in
            SEASONED WITH SALT                                                                                                                                                                    his heart to start a seminary in his home county of

                                                                                                                                                                                                 Brazil. For the past 20 years, what started as a small
            Dear friend of Langham,                                                                                                                                                                   seed has been bearing fruit around the world.

            I’ve been known to say that I love our Langham Scholars, the more than 300 theological leaders                                                                                        Antonio founded the South American Theological
            supported by Langham, men and women who often go on to teach and equip future pastors and
            serve as leaders in their countries. I do love our scholars, but I love the students of Langham Scholars                                                                           Seminary (SATS) in Londrina, Brazil, with a passion to
            more. These students, once trained and discipled by the scholars, are multiplied out into the world to                                                                                   train students to move beyond the walls of the
            serve as agents of change—transforming their communities with the power of God’s Word. They start
            Bible institutes and discipleship programs. They minister to the poor and marginalized. They plant new   Benjamin K. Homan                                                                       church to minister in their communities.
            churches. They are serving as salt—penetrating into society to preserve it. Serving as light—shining
            God’s truth into the dark corners of the world.

            Antonio Barro, one of our Langham Scholars and founder of a seminary in Brazil, has said, “The beauty
            of this multiplication is that you don’t control it; it’s the work of the Holy Spirit. These students are like   You are the salt of the
            seeds, and the wind is blowing and taking these seeds to many places. One of the greatest blessings   earth, but if salt has lost   “We want to teach students how to read not only the Bible, but to read society as well, and make a bridge from the Bible
            we have is to let these students go and trust that God is going to move, guiding and blessing them.”                            to society, from the church to society,” Antonio says. “The church has to become like Jesus said, like salt and light.”
                                                                                                         its taste, how shall its
            In this issue, you’ll meet Antonio and learn about some of his students. I hope you are moved and   saltiness be restored? . . .   Today, the more than 1,500 graduates of SATS are scattered throughout 15 countries, starting Bible institutes, planting new
            encouraged by their ministry stories—stories made possible by your faithful support of Langham.
                                                                                                       You are the light of the             churches, ministering to people in jail, working in the public sector, and serving as agents of transformation in their culture.
            Partnering in Christ,
                                                                                                      world. A city set on a hill
                                                                                                                                            SATS students Almir, Elisabeth and Rafael represent some of this fruit. Trained at SATS, today these faithful servants are
                                                                                                           cannot be hidden.
                                                                                                                                            showing how biblically trained leaders can transform not just churches, but entire communities.
            Benjamin K. Homan,                                                                                Matthew 5:13-14                                                                                                              continued on page 2…
            President, Langham Partnership USA

            CONNECT WITH                                                                                  eNews                         ON THE INSIDE                       3                            3                            4
            LANGHAM                   Sign up at to receive news    TABLE OF CONTENTS               GOD IN THE HOT SPOTS         STOTT ON STEWARDSHIP        MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
                                                                                                       and stories in your inbox

      4                                                                                                             Equipping a new generation of Bible teachers                                                  
   1   2