We are taking a couple of weeks off to celebrate our 41st wedding anniversary which will be this Sunday, June 2! While we are doing some work (as evidenced by this email), we are trying to rest and gain strength for the very busy teaching season that begins in about five weeks. We will have classes two to three weeks a month from the beginning of July through February. We are thankful for this busyness because it means even more pastors are receiving training, but we want to be ready physically, emotionally, and spiritually!
We received a message yesterday from Pastor Alex in Liberia. We want to share that message with you just as he wrote it:
“Please pray with me Dr. Snavely, for I am with the Kwipea Baptist Church in Nimba county East Liberia. I have been here since January 27, of this year. With the time spent here, I am teaching GBTF materials to men of this Church. So please pray with me for Godly wisdom and knowledge and understanding in doing this and pray with the students also please. We have a great class of ten devoted men, willing to serve God in teaching what they are learning. Thank God for I am glad that Global Baptist Training Foundation gives me this wonderful education biblically. Thank you very much Dr. Snavely. Thank God for I am glad that Global Baptist Training Foundation gives me this wonderful education biblically. Thank you very much Dr. Snavely.“
We were blessed and thrilled to receive this message as I am sure all of you who are supporters will be! This is the definition of “Intentional Multiplication!” From the beginning, we have made this one of the primary tenets of Global Baptist Training Foundation. Train national pastors so well that they can begin training their own churches, other pastors, and others using the materials that we have produced, translated for them, and trained them with! This “Intentional Multiplication” has been passed on to Pastor Alex! He gets it, and he is doing it! Praise God! Won’t you pray for Pastor Alex and the pastors of Liberia today?
If you have given sacrificially to GBTF, this is your dividend! Thank you for being faithful! If you haven’t given, now is the time to begin! You can even sponsor a pastor like Pastor Alex for as little as $20 a month.
We can’t wait to get back out and continue multiplying the gospel around the world!
Global Baptist Training Foundation offers four levels of training in Hermeneutics, Basic Theology, Expositional Preaching, and Evangelism. For national pastors who desire training in the original biblical languages, we also offer extended training in this area. When it is possible to return to teaching sites twice a year, the training can be completed in as little as two years (without languages). ESL is also available to all of our students.