"...for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God
from every tribe and language and people and nation."
As we’ve shared with you recently, BrookLink’s facilitator team had a summer of extensive travel. You helped send six members of our training team and affiliates from Europe to Africa to South Asia. The stories they shared upon their return were inspirational, and we want to share them with you!
Dan Green and his wife, Lynne recently returned from their 20th annual trip to Prague, Czech Republic, where a recent article states that 66% of the Czech people do not believe in God. Their time included academic teaching, preaching, consulting with church leaders, teaching in local churches, and connecting with good friends. Two events stood out to Dan. ADKP, a professional organization for Christians integrating faith and psychological practice, planned a conference around his visit, so he could teach and lead in case consultations. In 2000, within the Czech Republic there were zero psychologists who actively integrated faith and practice. Today, there are more than 60 who seek to intentionally and actively integrate their faith in the clinical and academic work. Second, a celebration recognizing their 20 years of service included a reunion with former faculty and students. Former students are now in faculty and service provider roles while present and former faculty continue to minister in many roles. Dan says, “This was so encouraging to see. The work of BrookLink is impacting this and future generations.”
Dan & Lynne Green in Prague at ADKP Conference
Additionally, Paul and Lisa Sinclair just returned from five weeks in India. They traveled to the northern Indian States of West Bengal and Nagaland, teaching two courses for 32 Doctor of Ministry and PhD candidates. West Bengal is primarily Hindu and 1.2% Christian while Nagaland has the highest percentage of Christians of any Indian state. Lisa and Paul preached at local Christian colleges as well as teaching the doctoral courses.
Map of Nagaland
Lisa commented, “We feel that God has allowed us here ‘for such a time.’ These leaders are facing many challenges as the world around them changes. BrookLink's partner organization in India sees itself as God’s mission tool to the world. Such a privilege to be here! Our students represent many different ministries—women, children, orphanages, hostels, pastors, school and Bible college principals, teachers, etc. It is a wonderful place for BrookLink to work to equip, empower and release!”