Recent news reports state that Ukrainian combat missions in Mariupol have ceased as the city falls into Russian hands. However, we also received news that
The Apostle Paul admitted that—while he “planted” the word in Corinth, and Apollos “watered” it after him—at the end of the day “God was causing the growth” that he saw in people’s lives (1 Corinthians 3:6). And while the work to cultivate a man’s heart can seem slow and unfruitful, Paul reminds us that God is always at work behind the scenes. Even in surprising ways.
Welcome IDEAR as TMAI’s newest member school in South America. See how they serve believers like Daniel across this challenging part of the world.
“Humanly speaking… it would be very difficult not to be depressed. But as believers, we believe… in Romans 8, that God knows what’s best for us and all things work together for good to those who are called and those who love God.”
After COVID pushed most of our programs online for a time, we’ve seen God use our online presence to reach pastors in restricted-access countries. An encouraging example of this comes from…
As the war in Ukraine presses into its fifth week, please see below for updates and ways to pray.
Our GMI/TMAI missionaries are still in-country and serving the Ukrainian people. They are working to maintain communication with their network of seminary graduates and church leaders ministering around the country.
As the situation worsens in Ukraine, our team members have shared the following updates and prayer requests.
It has been one week since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the damage and loss of life has been devastating. Please continue to pray for Ukraine, especially our dear brothers and sisters who are in harm’s way. The Lord has been kind to allow communication with our teams, and they’ve asked that we relay the following updates and prayer requests.
As we gather this Sunday for corporate worship, please keep our dear brothers and sisters in Ukraine at the forefront of your prayers. Praise God our TMAI leaders and missionaries are doing well. Here are a few updates directly from them:
We ask that you join us in prayer as Russia has invaded Ukraine. Only the Lord knows how extensive the fallout will be, but millions of lives are being affected.
We’ve been in regular communication with our missionaries and teams in Ukraine, and we praise the Lord they are currently safe and doing well in Christ. Know they have decided to stay and shepherd their churches through this difficult time. They’ve told us it’s their “privilege” to do so as they serve Him.
As you’ve probably heard, Russia may soon invade Ukraine. In light of these reports, TMAI’s missionaries in Ukraine have told us that they plan to remain in-country to “help during what could be Ukraine’s greatest time of need.”
While evangelism is a must for any healthy church, every evangelist needs to be “nourished on the words of the faith” to declare the words of the faith (1 Tim 4:6; 2 Tim 3:16–17). This balance is critical, and ITA has been blessed to see God restoring it in Italy.
Every pastor wants to learn God’s word, but none of them want to have to leave their people—much less their country—to do so. By helping to develop new TMAI schools in new countries, you can help entire congregations to mature right alongside their pastors, week after week.
David Bester recently graduated from TMAI’s school in South Africa. During his studies, God shaped his heart and transformed his ambitions. He wrote the note below as a way of saying thank you—for all your support.
The fact that there’s this much of a hunger for strong preaching in South America tells us that the Spirit of God is at work. This region has long been trampled underfoot by the lies of Roman Catholicism and the prosperity gospel, but God is awakening this region with an appetite for the truth.
EBTC has just recently celebrated 20 years of ministry in Europe—and in God’s grace, they’re not done yet!
As we’ve now witnessed the 504th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation (October 31st), it’s a joy to see how God’s hand is still hard at work to reform His people.
Much of Europe has grown cold to Christ, but EBTC is an exception. They’re grounded in the doctrines of grace that ignited the Reformation, and they stand on the same German soil as men like Martin Luther before them, carrying the same ambition: “Train Jesus’ disciples for life and Church ministry.”
Honestly, by looking in their eyes and watching their lives, I could feel and see the changes that training made in their lives. All this was the push that led me to join [TMAI]; now I am also experiencing the blessings of better understanding God’s word.