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An Encouraging Story from a Recent Trip

Jan. 24, 2013By: Darren CarlsonAuthor Bio

In case you are unaware, all of our short-term trips have journals online that give you a glimpse into the places where we are training pastors. Recently our Greece team posted:

On Tuesday an Iranian man was walking around outside in a nearby plaza, praying to Allah for help with all his struggles.  He walked by an Orthodox church and thought he would talk to some Christians.  One of these Christians asked him to the Bible school I have been teaching in.  He met some of my Iranian students, and they led him to the Lord.  Later that night they asked him to give his testimony during our class.  And then on Wednesday night, another young Iranian man became a Christian.  I have been so encouraged by the evangelistic zeal of my students and the deep hunger they have for the Word.  Tonight as I taught them how to preach Christ from Genesis, they were literally on the edge of their seats and taking notes furiously.  They are so hungry for the Word, and they respond to it as though it were of greater value than priceless treasure.  

Darren Carlson is the Founder and President of Training Leaders International.  As President, Darren oversees the general direction of the ministry and serves as an advocate for pastors with little access to formal training and thoughtful cross-cultural theological engagement. You can connect with him on Facebook and Twitter

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