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Excited for What is Ahead

Jun. 21, 2012By: Darren CarlsonAuthor Bio

For the past four days the staff of TLI have been meeting in order to pray and plan our future. It was a memorable time for the staff and wives as we tried to bring clarity to TLI's growing mission. Here are some key decisions that were made:

  • We are going to centralize our office to one location and within five years so that almost all of our staff will live in the same area. Pray: For our staff as they work through the impact of moving.
  • We really need more US Staff. Right now we have 12 positions listed on our website. I think that is conservative! Pray: For God to raise up more staff.
  • We will begin an intensive search for missionaries. I personally have a dream of sending 100 PhD holders overseas in the next 10 years. Pray: God would stir seminary professors, pastors and students to consider teaching in schools overseas or being part of a team that starts a school.
  • We also need to find at least 130 teachers to teach our short-term modular courses next year. Pray: God would raise up the people needed to teach
  • We laid out a plan for writing the next round of curriciulum as well as getting it translated into different languages. Pray: For Philemon and a team of writers as they revise what has been taught and as they write Genesis over the next 3 months.
  • We are launching a Pastors Sponsorship Program within the next month. The plan is to allow people to sponsor pastors to receive training. Pray: For sponsors for all of the pastors we are training.

There is more to say, but this is enough for now. We are excited as we move forward.

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How to Pray for TLI in June

Jun. 6, 2012By: Darren CarlsonAuthor Bio

Here are ways to pray in June for TLI:

1. That we would remain an organization grounded in sound doctrine, love for God and others.

2. For the staff meeting on June 17-20. We will be discussing a lot of topics while spending needed time together. Some decisions that need to be made are difficult.

3. For teams traveling to Greece and Ethiopia in June and for the team preparing for India in July.

4. For funding. We still have a $35K matching gift opportunity to fund a whole host of things - translation of material into 6 languages, setting up new training sites and more.

5. For the Browns as they make their final push to be fully supported so they can be sent to Uganda in January.

6. For the board as they interview potential new board members and refine and approve TLI's general direction.

 

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Pray for Us

Apr. 17, 2012By: Darren CarlsonAuthor Bio

Here is how you can pray for TLI:

1.  For God to be glorified in all that we do.

2.  For the staff to enjoy God, their work and each other.

3.  For the pastors we train to become better handlers (and become more handled!) of the Word of God.

4.  For major strategic decisions that need to be made in the coming months.

5.  For wisdom as we continue to add more staff and missionaries.

6.  For humility as we grow at a rate only God could make happen.

7.  For new staff as they raise support.

8.  For humility, flexibility, provision and competence of those going out on short-term trips.

9.  For financial provision for all of what God is calling us to do.

10.  For our board as they approve and refine major decisions.

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Prayer Requests for September

Sep. 1, 2011By: Darren CarlsonAuthor Bio

Here is how you can pray for TLI this month:

1.  For the board as they meet this month to pray and help implement the vision of the ministry.

2.  For Darren, as he leads the newly formed staff.

3.  For Ben Stafford, as he leaves his job and joins the staff of TLI while raising personal support.

4.  For Philemon Yong, as he finishes structuring the curriculum TLI will use for years to come.

5.  For potential new hires.

6.  For God to provide two families to go to Brazil to teach at a newly formed seminary.

7.  For partnerships with schools around the world that would be able to receive teachers from TLI.

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