Stories of Kingdom Impact
This month, through His Kingdom for My Nation, Langham, because of faithful partners like you, is responding to the most urgent needs of the global church. By June 30th, your help:
- Advances the studies of 75 biblical leaders from 37 nations
- Equips 1,400 pastors from 19 nations to teach the Bible
- Resources 1,500 pastors and 500+ Bible schools with biblical books
Below are just a few glimpses of how God uses your generosity to grow His kingdom around the world.
His Kingdom in Indonesia
Voices lifted inside St. Peters Church in Bandung, Indonesia, on a Sunday morning. On the other side of the city, Langham Scholar Dwi Handayani (not pictured) has been hard at work teaching and preparing students at Bandung Theological Seminary for a future in ministry. Part of her efforts outside the classroom have gone into training her students and other lay leaders in the community through Langham’s preaching curriculum. One of her trainees, Daniel Sihombing, pastors this congregation at St. Peters Church.
In the four years since the formation of the church, Pastor Daniel has seen the congregation grow from 6 to 120 members. Dwi says she’s seen a great deal of growth and improvement in Daniel’s preaching since the Langham training – in particular through his recent teaching on the Book of Acts. “The congregation has really come to know the Book of Acts and the truth and the message from that book. They understand how it applies to their life and the truth that God is preaching to them through that book because expository preaching has brought them the whole message and not just parts of it.”
His Kingdom in Kenya
These smiling faces are the future of Isiolo–a remote village in northern Kenya largely unreached by the Gospel. Peter, a local pastor trained by Langham, shares that for many children in these communities–witchcraft is the traditional “religion.” But today, a movement of biblical preaching is growing as a group of Langham-trained pastors, often teaching at multiple congregations and walking as many as 20 miles between villages, ministers with the hope of Christ in this region.
Peter says, “If the village has no church, and if there is no church there is no school, there is no education, there is nothing. It’s total darkness. That’s why it’s very important [for people] to hear the Word, and if they hear it in their own language they hear it better.”
His Kingdom in Cambodia
Members of Preash Punlea Sleng Church pray during a Sunday worship service near Siem Reap, Cambodia. In a nation where 95% of the population identifies as Buddhist, every Christian church exists as a minority within a Buddhist context. Chhay (pictured at Right) used to worship as a Buddhist at the pagoda next door, until she was invited by a friend to Preash Punlea and eventually converted to Christianity.
“They preach to depend on ourselves, not God,” says Chhay of the pagoda. “They feel God cannot help. But when I came to this church, I found God working through the sermon. I was able to see the real things that God was showing me and answering through prayer. That’s so different from before.”
Preash Punlea Sleng Church is led by Pastor Bo, a leader trained by Langham who is now sharing all he has learned to mentor other young pastors. Your support of Langham equips Pastor Bo and others like him to bring the transforming truth of God’s Word into people’s lives through Biblical preaching and teaching.
Ways to give by June 30, 2016
Would you prayerfully consider a generous gift by June 30 to His Kingdom for My Nation and help bring the transforming truth of God’s Word to churches and communities in 56+ nations?
- ONLINE: Make a secure online gift
- MAIL TO: Langham Partnership – P.O. Box 189 – Cave Creek, AZ 85327 (postmark by June 30, 2016)
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