Impact Stories

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Growing Where Planted: Church Planters Use Literacy and Healthcare to Spread the Gospel in Nigeria

Church Planter Joy Enoch has a passion for leading like Jesus. After seeing the needs of her community, she began praying for God to help her start a literacy class for those who have been attending her Bible study groups. And God provided.

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Visions of Jesus

It was about noon as eager men and women gathered together in the local African church. These soon to be Church Planters were in the middle of a training module when the door creaked open spilling light into the crowded room. Two young men waited outside as Sister Joy, one of the trainees, went to find out their need. After whispers were exchanged, she led them to another room in the church where they shared with her their life-changing encounters with Jesus.

 

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Seeing Community Change: Church Planting in Ghana

Paul Yomterah began planting a church in the town of Tanshigu after the local chief gifted Paul the land. In a matter of months, two churches were planted where none had been before. Paul is already seeing incredible results from his ministry by God’s grace.

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Igniting Change in Vietnam

The passion of the students rivaled the record-setting temperatures in Hanoi, Vietnam, according to Ignite trainer, Phan Hữu Sinh. “The students didn’t lose any excitement, despite the heat. They enjoyed every part of the course and didn’t want it to end!”

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“Here I am, Lord. Use me.”

As a civil servant in Nigeria, Olusegun felt himself in a comfortable position. Yet, he knew God was calling him to something bigger – to establish churches were none exist. 

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Healing a Community: Church Planter Interview

One leader is all it takes. One leader makes the difference in a family, in a community. Monica Mwakavi is a church planter trained to lead like Jesus and she’s making a difference. Hear from Monica’s heart as she shares her experience thus far in an interview six months after her ministry began.

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Training Up Future Generations:

"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." Frederick Douglass

 

It’s never too early to learn how to lead like Jesus.

It’s never too early to learn the destructive power that fear and pride can wield in our life.

It's never too early to learn that extending grace and forgiveness, serving others and building strong, authentic relationships are powerful ways to lead and influence others around us.

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A New Perspective: Ukraine

It starts with one. One life impacted. One life transformed by Jesus to go and impact others.  

A little background: These stories come to us from the very first Lead Like Jesus training in Ukraine with much excitement on the horizon as more trainings are scheduled for the weeks to come. This new partnership begins during a time of turmoil for Ukraine as tensions continue mounting during ongoing conflict with Russia.

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Prospering in Persecution: Nigeria

Church planter, Victor Phillip, is determined to spread the gospel of Jesus to the people of war-torn Nigeria no matter the cost. 

As a young man, he has already seen great challenges in his life. The death of his father by the hands of Boko Haram sent the family reeling. In turn, Victor, along with his mother and siblings, migrated from the Boko-haram controlled war zone to a new city.

Yet, Victor’s life was forever changed when he attended a transformational Lead Like Jesus training in October 2016. When asked how it impacted his life, he says, “Before the training I had no courage, but afterward I have courage to do the work of God wholeheartedly.”

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Experiencing a Greater Transformation: Philippines

“God used gracious people to help me to go back to my first love: Jesus.”

Lizette, a pharmacy student in the urban Philippines, shares how her heart was changed after attending a recent Encounter.

As a child, Lizette was raised knowing the right thing to do. Growing up in a religious home, her parents taught her to be involved and serve in the church, but she quickly learned that busyness wasn’t the way to Jesus.

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