New ministry in Malaysia and Vietnam, two new translations made possible

New ministry in Malaysia and Vietnam, two new translations made possible

Lead Like Jesus announces the launch of new ministry in the countries of Malaysia and Vietnam, as part of the rapidly expanding reach and impact of Lead Like Jesus throughout Southeast Asia.

Jim Montgomery, chief international officer for Lead Like Jesus, was able to visit and formalize agreements with representatives from Malaysia’s Campus Crusade for Christ (MCCC) and from Nhom Lua Yeu Thuong in Vietnam during a 10-day trip to the region in October 2015.  Throughout his visit, he was encouraged by the depth and caliber of support available to Lead Like Jesus.

“These individuals are marketplace leaders who are well-connected and have been looking for new ways to reach their countries for quite some time,” said Montgomery. “They are willing and capable of running with the ministry. They’re excited.”

Even more so, he’s inspired by the heart of these leaders.

“This is more than just a program for them,” said Montgomery. “They want to see impact, to see influence. They really want to deepen their relationship with Jesus and to see transformation of their own lives.”

Among the potential outcomes of these new partnerships are new translations for LLJ resources in Mandarin Chinese and Vietnamese.

“This is an extremely cost-effective and efficient way for us to translate our resources in the heart languages of new audiences,” said Montgomery. “Our partners are not only eager to move forward with translation, but they also have resources available to help make it possible.”

More than 50 individuals attended MCCC’s first Encounter held in Malaysia in June 2015. Attendees were predominantly business people plus a few pastors who wanted to have greater impact in their country.

Approximately 70 people were involved in the October 10 Encounter in Vietnam. On October 11, 35 of the attendees remained for the first training session toward them becoming certified LLJ Leadership Development Facilitators.

Montgomery said it was a powerful experience to be part of these Encounters.

“They really have such a heart to grow in their relationship with Jesus,” he said, “They were hungry for learning. It was precious.”

 

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