¡Bienvenidos a Entrust! Welcome to Entrust!
As we launch our newest Entrust training hub in Spain, we’ve added information to our website in Spanish. Check out the link below and share this with all your Spanish-speaking friends. From Entrust’s Iberia team – Larry and Bego Meeker and Soraya Marin — ¡gracias!
Con el lanzamiento de nuestro más reciente hub de Entrust en España, hemos incluido información en español en nuestra página web. Consulta el enlace que aparece abajo y compártelo con todos tus amigos hispanoparlantes. Saludos del equipo de Entrust trabajando en la península Ibérica – Larry y Bego Meeker y Soraya Marin — ¡gracias!
¡Entrust en la Península Ibérica es una realidad! Después de dos años de oración, investigación y solidificando relaciones, el Iberia Hub de Entrust empezará sus clases este año. Estaremos ofreciendo dos clases: una en Barcelona, septiembre 7 al 11, y otra en Madrid, octubre 11 al 15. En ambos lugares ofreceremos nuestro curso fundacional, El facilitador de aprendizaje relacional. Escucha en el vídeo lo que dos estudiantes de la Facultad de Teología IBSTE dicen sobre este curso. ¡Olé!
Para mayor información o para pedir la Solicitud de Participación, escríbenos a firstname.lastname@example.org. ¡Envía tu solicitud antes del 30 de junio!
Entrust’s Iberia hub is coming to fruition after two years of praying, researching and relationship-building in Spain. We will offer two classes this fall: one in Barcelona Sept. 7-11 and one in Madrid Oct. 11-15. Both sites will offer our foundational course, Facilitating Relational Learning (FRL). Olé!! Listen in as two Spanish seminary students tell about the training they attended.
For more information or to receive a registration form, write to email@example.com. Registration ends June 30!
Bonding through quilts and frogs … in Switzerland.
We always enjoy a day off during our intensive Women-to-Women Ministry Training (WWMT) trainings in Switzerland. This year the participants and facilitators spent a lovely spring day in Basel. One of the participants in Discovery Bible Study (DBS), Ann, is a quilter and wanted to find a quilt shop in a suburb. I decided to go with her even though I am not a quilter.
Ann is an introvert and was ready to explore Basel and the quilt shop on her own. All she felt she needed was a map and her sense of adventure. However, she was willing to have someone join her on this expedition. I tend to be more task-oriented and often forget to make room for the Holy Spirit, so I wouldn’t normally have seen a reason to go with Ann. But, I’m glad I went.
God used that day of walking, talking, eating lunch in a beautiful quiet park, discovering a sign we could not begin to understand (Frog Crossing?) and just spending time together, to help us get to know each other better. God stretched Ann out of her normal mode of aloneness and reminded me of the importance of listening to the Lord.
–Trish Barrett, WWMT facilitator
During the Cold War, Entrust focused on Christians behind the Iron Curtain, quietly training them for ministry, veiling their countries and identities in communications with the West. That era is past, yet its impact continues.
We heard that impact in the prayers of a Bulgarian pastor at our recent All-Staff Conference in Greece. Delcho and Nikolina Atanasov are products of Entrust’s ministry training and now shepherd several churches in Bulgaria, including one serving Roma (Gypsies).
“Mili Bozhe,” Pastor Delcho began in prayer. He continued to beseech God in Bulgarian (which, thankfully, God understands!), praying for people Entrust is training in currently restricted-access countries. Delcho’s country is now free; Delcho ministers without restriction and can pray for those who do not enjoy that freedom.
God has called Entrust to serve church leaders who enjoy freedom and those who do not. Praise God for all of them – for Delcho and the many like him that we can tell you about, and for those we’re training who we cannot name.
Samuel Ajayi Crowther would fit right in with More than a Mile Deep (MMD), Entrust’s ministry partner in Africa.
Ajayi Crowther was born in Nigeria in 1809, sold into slavery at about age 12, bound off to South America, freed before he got there by the British and returned to Sierra Leone (not his home country). In Sierra Leone, he became a Christian, a Bible teacher and eventually a missionary back to his homeland, taking dangerous ministry trips up the Niger River. He became the first Anglican bishop in Africa.
Bishop Crowther emphasized true repentance and obedience to Christ, not what some would call “cheap grace.” He aimed to equip local leaders to carry on the ministry. He sought holistic transformation – helping to establish schools and local businesses wherever he went – while keeping the gospel central to all he did.
That’s MMD! Check it out at www.entrust4.org/mmd.