When God is in your plans, Plan BiG
Calvary Road Ministries Summer 2016 Update
It has been said that “God has bigger plans for us than we have for ourselves.” That is proving true in the ministry of CRM. God is working through the chronological Bible Stories literally around the world. Just this month, we have been working with people in two different countries in East Asia who are using the Story Cloths in their ministries. The stories are even being translated into French for the French-speaking countries of Africa. Last week, I met with a couple who are missionaries in Guatemala who heard about the story cloth, and they are planning to use it in their ministry.
Our summer teams are preparing for mission trips to Kenya and Zambia this summer. David and Renee Crane are already in Kenya and doing work in Uganda and S. Sudan. They will be joining a team of 19 volunteers from churches in New Mexico, Tennessee, and North Carolina who leave on June 16, 2016, to conduct teacher training workshops in the Narok and Suswa areas. These teachers will be trained in how to use the Bible Stories to teach the Bible, but we also have lesson plans to show them on how the Stories can help them teach vocabulary, spelling, reading comprehension, and even meet the Education Standards for Kenya in Math and Science. The District Education Officer has invited our teams to his home for “A Goat Dinner.” He is also inviting the media to tell them how this training has benefited his teachers and how it needs to be taught in all of Kenya! Please pray for this!
At the same time that this training is taking place, six members of our team will be joining Maasai translators and guides to conduct the second COW CLINIC. Last year, our team vaccinated 10,000 cows as they presented the Story Cloth to Maasai men, and 125 were saved. This year, we anticipate vaccinating up to 20,000 head of cattle, which means the number saved could more than double.
As the teacher clinic/cow team leaves Kenya on June 27, David Crane, Peggy and I are heading to Lusaka, Zambia, to do a Story cloth evangelism/discipleship workshop with 70-80 church leaders and teachers of a major denomination in Zambia.
A week after the teacher training/cow clinic leaves, a co-ed camping team from Central Baptist Church in Henderson, NC, will be camping in the bush, sharing the stories with the lost.
On July 28, 2016, the next team will be from Sevier Heights Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN, and will not only include a men’s evangelism camping team, but also, for the first time ever, a co-ed Discipleship camping team. They will be using both of our story cloths to disciple believers, many of whom came to Christ through the Camping teams. Please pray for John Rampei as he prepares for each of these teams. Pray that God will show us how to resource each of these ministries in these countries with story cloths and teaching materials. It may be that we will need to set up printing capabilities in East Africa and in East Asia to meet the demand.
Plans are already underway for 2017, with our first CRM camping team doing bush evangelism in Tanzania in late January. We are also planning for another construction team, teacher training team, and more co-ed camping evangelism and discipleship teams for 2017.
It is truly amazing what God is doing through CRM. Please pray for all of our teams, that we will be faithful in allowing He who has begun a good work to continue it through us until the day of our Lord. “[For I am] confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6 NAS95)
None of this would be possible without the generous support and faithful prayers of all of our partners. With your investment in God’s work through CRM,
* Thousands of souls will be saved.
* Hundreds of teachers will be trained to impact the lives of thousands of children.
* Hundreds of church leaders will be trained to use the stories in evangelism and discipleship.
* Numerous people groups will hear and read the stories in their own languages.
We believe we need to plan big for all God is doing and will do through CRM. We are asking God to grant us a significant increase in support to be able to fulfill His calling. Will you join us in that prayer? And as He leads, please send your tax-deductible contribution to:
Calvary Road Ministries
4100 Fulton Rd
Corryton, TN 37721
Seeking His Face, Sharing His grace, (Psalm 67:1-2)