Hong Kong Day 2: Chris
Great worship and time to teach others how to study His word! Few things are better in life than worshipping with those who sing in another language, but you know you are worshipping Christ together! Click on the link to see video on our GYMN FB page: facebook.com/GYMNInternational
Hong Kong Day 4: Jomesh
Wrapping up our training here in Hong Kong. Thanks for your continued prayers! We will do TOT (Level 3seminar) for selective leaders beginning tomorrow.
Hong Kong Day 3 and 4: Chris
Getting to teach His Word, watch leaders study His Word intently as they make ministry plans and pray with one another! Thank you for standing with us!
On Wednesday, January 29th, I (Chris Davis) headed to Hong Kong to conduct 2 training events of ministry leaders in Hong Kong. Meeting me there was Jomesh Tamang, GYMN-NW Asia-Nepal Director.
This is a great opportunity to continue to care for these great Christian leaders. We are leading a Level 2 training and then a Level 3, so that when we leave those in Hong Kong will then have their own small group of possible trainers. I love the opportunity to multiply leaders, which has an exponential global impact.
Think about this: I trained leaders years ago in the Philippines who took our training to Nepal. A Nepali leaders (Jomesh) is now taking the trainings to Nepali speaking leaders in Hong Kong. Who we pray in turn will pass on this training into other areas of Hong Kong and maybe even mainland China!
Truly Scripture gives us wisdom of how to multiply our impact together:
2 Timothy 2:1-2 states, “You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”
Please keep me, Jomesh and the great group of leaders in your prayers over the next week (January 29th-February 6th), as well as our dear families at home!
Enjoy these pictures from day 1 of training. Leaders gave updates about numerous people accepting Christ and being baptized this past year since our first Level 1 training last year.
One of the keys to growth in any organization is giving portions of the work and vision away to others. There are so many examples of this in GYMN, but allow me to highlight a few. In our Northwest Asia office of Nepal, Jomesh Tamang has raised up staff and volunteers to take over some of the trainings that he and I (Chris Davis) used to lead in Nepal. Knowing that he had multiplied himself in Nepal, Jomesh has now seen God open up doors outside of his home country. In January of 2013, both Jomesh and I led a training of Nepali church leaders (not just youth leaders) in Hong Kong, China. The interesting thing about this group is that they were comprised of Nepali speaking people who had migrated to Hong Kong. Not only did they receive the trainings there, but they have a heart for walking with Jomesh in the trainings back in Nepal. At the end of January, 2014 I will return to Hong Kong to assist Jomesh in training these leaders at the next two levels, our Level 2 and 3 (training of trainers). Soon, those in Hong Kong will have a small training team of their own to begin to impact others! Jomesh and I are committed to giving away this ministry to others.
In our Southeast Asia office, we saw trainings reported back to the Philippines office from the country of Myanmar. In a similar fashion to Jomesh our team in the Philippines has carried on the work that I started years ago in Myanmar and those in Myanmar now are carrying out their own trainings with their own teams, while the Philippines team and I continue to expand the work elsewhere! More impact happens when we multiply and release the ministry.