Thursday, July 11, 2019

Fwd: Reminder: Can one person really make a difference?

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From: Global Disciples <>
Date: Thu, Jul 11, 2019 at 11:36 AM
Subject: Reminder: Can one person really make a difference?
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Biruk is one ordinary man in Ethiopia—a man with big dreams, and a big heart. He knows that "God…wants all people to be saved" (1 Timothy 2:3-4), and he's on a mission to see as many people as possible have an opportunity to hear the Good News of Jesus.
Biruk belongs to a local cluster of churches that uses the Global Disciples approach for equipping disciple-makers to go and plant churches among least-reached people. When they added small business training, Biruk signed up. The training gives church planters a means of support and a tool for sharing Jesus Christ. 

Biruk saw how a business could support his vision for reaching people with the Gospel. He started a tailoring business, rented a sewing machine, and set up in the marketplace, taking on sewing and mending for people in his community.

One day, a woman came to him with some work. Through conversation, Biruk learned that her daughter was possessed by demons. He offered to pray for her, and the daughter was delivered by the power of Jesus! The mother was so grateful, she helped Biruk find a place for his business. A space that he could also use for the newly-planted church! 

When a local drug addict heard the message of Jesus, he put his faith in Christ and the Lord freed him from his addiction. Biruk began to disciple him and he's now an outspoken witness for Jesus and a leader in the new church. Biruk helped him develop a shoe cleaning business to support himself and witness through his business.
One man, one conversation, one answered prayer, one changed life. With God, one is a big number. And the story doesn't stop there. 

Biruk's vision to reach people continued to grow. From the newly-planted church, he built a team of disciples to take the Good News of Jesus to other least-reached communities. They planted four churches! And Biruk made sure that each new fellowship had a trained leader before moving on. 

He took his tailoring business to another community, setting up shop in the market again, and sharing the Gospel as he worked. He met several people caught up in witchcraft or possessed by evil spirits. As Biruk prayed for them in the name of Jesus, the demons were expelled, and the Holy Spirit came in power! In just one day, 70 people put their faith in Jesus! 
Biruk has now handed off leadership for this second fellowship to another church planter…and he's ready to move on to the next community. He's only one man but he's on a mission—advancing the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ with everything he has! 


Thank you for your generous support of Global Disciples through the year.

With your prayers and financial support, you are investing in disciples of Jesus
and local churches in Africa, Asia, and Latin America as they share
the Good News of Jesus with least-reached people.

Thank you for being one who God uses to multiply disciples and
 plant churches among the least-reached. 
GoGlobal 1Day is your opportunity to take part in fulfilling Jesus' Great Commission and multiply the Body of Christ among least-reached people. With your gifts, you help Christians around the world to reach people with the Gospel in places you may never get to visit. 

You can make a one-time personal donation equal to "1Day" of earnings

OR invite your friends, co-workers, classmates, and family to raise funds with you and participate in our worldwide day of giving on September 6, 2019. 

Then bring the whole family along to celebrate GoGlobal 1Day!  

September 6, 2019
WJTL Junction Center
1875 Junction Road, Manheim, Pennsylvania, 17545
Doors open at 5 pm.

Grab your evening's passport and travel from station to station learning more about the people and countries you're reaching with your GoGlobal dollars. Sample food from around the globe, learn about customs, hear the stories, and enjoy music, drama and other activities.

For more information, visit
Global Disciples | 315 West James St. Ste 202, Lancaster, PA 17603
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