As the new year (and a new decade) dawns, it thrills me to dream of what God may want to do through the ministry of BrookLink. I believe we are entering a new frontier in God’s global missionary enterprise. Training leaders is the next natural focus in those places where the national church is exploding with growth.
Recently we’ve been sharing stories of reaching the nations, why we do it and where we go. The how we do it is because of you. The only way to reach the nations is together, side by side with our supporters. You are the reason we can travel two by two, one invitation and one place at a time. Thank you so much for this privilege you entrust to us year after year for the past ten years!
Have you ever wondered what it is like to serve in a faraway land? Or been curious about the things BrookLink Facilitators encounter when overseas? For a firsthand look read below what Lisa Sinclair, a BrookLink Facilitator, wrote while traveling between teaching engagements in India with her husband Paul this past summer...
Do you ever doubt the power of small actions? We hear catch phrases like “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” or “the snowball effect,” but when you’re laying the first brick or just starting to make the snowball, it can be easy to lose sight of the impact you’re creating. At BrookLink we see the power of your small actions each and every day. When you give a financial gift to BrookLink, YOU are sending us to train in areas where there is a great need; YOU are helping us reach the nations! And we are doing this one by one, two by two and step by step.
We are one month away from the biggest giving day of the year, #GivingTuesday, where people around the world come together to make an impact. Save the Date!
“They preached the gospel in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned…, strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith.” Acts 14: 21-22a NIV
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!
"...for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation." Revelation 5:9
In June, BrookLink was invited to return again to Ethiopia to minister in the Kale Heywet churches. Pastor Timothy Ryder of Waukesha, Wisconsin and Pastor Ian Lawson of Alberta, Canada traveled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to lead church leaders through three days of training.
Thank you to the many of you who were able to join us for BrookLink’s 10thAnnual “Windows to the World” Celebration at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. Terry and I were touched by the many sweet conversations with friends old and new to the ministry.