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In Early April, while one of our leaders from India was here in Keystone, SD for our Spring month-long training, his daughter was in a bike accident. The ankle and heel of his daughter’s right foot was severely injured in the biking accident. When he went back to India at the end of April, after the month-long training, he and his wife took their daughter to the hospital to have her injury checked out, as it did not appear to be getting better.

A situation like this is scary, stressful, and exhausting. When we are in these situations, how often do we believe that God is using them for His glory? How often do we give praises to God in the depths of our most difficult situations?

Our Indian leader and his wife had faith that the Lord was using this situation to glorify Himself, and in the midst of their faith, God came and did incredible things!

He and a disciple he is working with, are in the middle of an incredible opportunity that the Lord has given them. They are evangelizing to the nursing students in the hospital where his daughter was admitted. They found a few believers there and they have began to disciple them. They held two Gospel meetings for all the students and they have now formed a redemptive community in the hospital. The redemptive community, which meets regularly on Thursdays, includes the doctor at the hospital, the principal of the nursing school, the new believers they found, and the disciple our leader was initially working with. After each redemptive community meeting, they continue to meet with other nursing and medical students to share the Gospel with them.

How amazing is it that in the center of a situation that seems scary and hopeless, God can do mighty things to further His kingdom?

This story is one of the many that prove that God can display His splendor and desire for the Great Commission in any situation, regardless of place, time, and circumstances!

To God be the glory!

Below is a report that was sent to us from some of our disciples in Nepal. They are traveling to unreached areas in the mountains of Nepal to make and baptize disciples!

The area of Manang in Nepal is severely unreached. 19 out of the 20 people groups in Manang are unreached. The largest religion present in Manang is Buddhism, with 53.5% Out of the total population of 6,500 individuals professing to be Buddhist. Within this population, only 1.5% is professing Christian.

 

 

Greetings from Nepal.

It is great privilege to inform you about the Manang visit. Thank you very much, for you have kindly prayed for the mission work of God the father.

We have had some disturbance in the work of God, but because of your prayers, we came out from the problems. One of village leaders was trying to stop us sharing Gospel. He was challenging me, he was trying to stop our ministry to that village and did not want us to come to that place again.  However, God is so gracious with us, and therefore we had fellowship in Manang.

Praise the Lord! Our friend Pasang Lama took the water baptism.

Once again thank you deeply for your prayers for the Manang visit.

Please pray for these points:

The Magar brothers are waiting for water baptism in Manang, pray that they will really grow spiritually.

Pray that God will prepare hearts to receive water baptism in Chitawan and Dolakha too.

We are praying for a combined meeting in Kathmandu where we can encourage everyone for further ministry in the local area. We called for the gathering in Kathmandu to those who are leading the local church.

Please pray for the managing of the meeting and travel expenses. The Gathering in Kathmandu will be three days and we will provide for their travel, food, and lodging.

Best wishes to you all.

In His service,
Mukhiya Rai and
GoldenGate Church family
Kathmandu, Nepal

We love to give away the Keystone Project training in as many ways as possible. We believe that if we sow sparingly, we will reap sparingly. But if we sow generously, we will harvest bountifully. One of the greatest joys in this work is to hear the stories of how our training has impacted the lives of indigenous leaders and inspired them to lay their lives down to make disciple-making disciples among the unreached. Below are excerpts from a couple recent testimonies that we have received from those who have listened to our online training audio.

Pastor of a large church in Nigeria:

Kindly accept my most profound gratitude for making it possible for me to listen to spectacular, practical, and powerful life changing teaching of my life which revolutionised me and my concept of ministry. The Holy Spirit through the teaching of pastor Richard Greene have made me realise that the gospel is for the whole world but even though I preach the gospel every hour of my life I can never reach the whole world but an army of trained disciples who are filled with the Holy Spirit can take that same gospel to remote villages, towns, cities, countries and disciple more disciples that will take the same gospel to even more people that will make even more disciples that will take the same gospel far beyond my imagination into the world.

My mission passion and wrong belief for the past 10 years was that my success as a pastor was dependent on my ability to fill my church with converts. I have being consumed in the past ten years with the passion to build mega church buildings and establish branches [of my ministry] in every village, town, city, local government area and country of the world in this way I will be obeying the great commission of jesus christ. HOW WRONG I WAS until I listened these teachings pastor Greene.

I WEPT WHEN THE HOLY SPIRIT MADE ME REALISE THAT All I NEEDED  IS DISCIPLE MAKING MOVEMENT. Make disciples that will make disciples that will make disciples that will make disciples that will go into remote villages and towns of the world.

The Holy Spirit has created a new hunger, craving radical change and approach to kingdom work in me. As the senior pastor of [a large church] I finally realise that although we have church buildings and some branches with large membership if we continue with our current method we will go nowhere. We need to make disciples not converts. I have already started a radical change in our teaching about rapid church growth and expansion. Thank you and God bless pastor Greene.

Pastor of a large church in Tanzania:

REALLY GOD HAS ANSWERED MY PRAYER THROUGH YOUR TRAININGS. YOU KNOW MANY PASTORS WHOM I HAVE TRAINED AND SENT TO MAKE DISCIPLES HAVE FAILED, BECAUSE THEY ALWAYS SAY THAT WE FAIL BECAUSE WE DON’T HAVE MUSIC SOUND AND CHURCH BUILDINGS FOR THEY SEE OTHERS MAKING DISCIPLES WITH THOSE THINGS ( I HAVE DISCOVERED THAT USING MUSIC SOUND IS NOT DISCIPLESHIP, IT BECOMES LIKE AN ENTERTAINMENT TO THEM THAT IS WHY THEY COME AND YOU CANNOT SEE REALLY TRANSFORMATION TO THOSE PEOPLE, THE CHURCH BECOMES LIKE AN ENTERTAINMENT CENTER). AND I DON’T BLAME THEM BECAUSE THIS IS HOW WE HAVE BEEN TEACHING THEM THAT MUSIC SOUND AND CHURCH BUILDING IS VERY CRUCIAL TO WIN SOULS.

I HAVE BEEN SO MUCH TIRED WITH THE MINISTRY BECAUSE THEY COME TO ME AND ASK ME TO FIND SPONSORS TO SUPPORT THEM MUSIC SOUND AND CHURCH BUILDINGS.THIS HAS MADE ME TIRED FOR A LONG TIME, AND I OFTEN SWITCH OFF MY PHONE WHEN THEY CALL ME TO AVOID DISTURBANCE OF ASKING ME TO FIND SPONSORS FOR THEM. NOW I HAVE REALIZED THAT OUR TRAININGS ARE WRONG, THAT’S WHY MANY PASTORS ARE MATERIALISTIC. THEY CANNOT GO BY FAITH.

SO NOW I WANT CHANGE OUR MINISTRY TRAININGS, I WANT TO TRAIN THEM ACCORDING TO YOUR TRAININGS THAT IS WHY I NEED ALL OF YOUR TRAININGS BECAUSE THEY ARE CHEAP TO PRACTICE AND YOU GET REAL TRANSFORMATION OF DISCIPLES.

Do you have a testimony to share from how the Keystone Project training has impacted you? Please don’t hesitate to contact us.

After much hard work the Keystone Project is now accredited by the ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.) This is a huge milestone in the life of our young organization and represents our commitment to financial integrity and stewardship.

ECFA accreditation is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™, including financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fundraising.

The Keystone Project joins a growing number of Christ-centered churches and ministries across America, supported by over 20 million donors that have earned the right to display the ECFA seal. When an organization is accredited by ECFA, it demonstrates its willingness to follow the model of biblical accountability.

ECFA, founded in 1979, provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with the ECFA Standards pertaining to financial accountability, fundraising and board governance. For more information about ECFA, including information about accreditation and a listing of ECFA-accredited members, visit www.ECFA.org or call 1-800-323-9473.

As the Keystone Project Program Director, I serve as a resource person to our various trainers and movement leaders. I am hoping to begin sharing short stories on a more regular basis from the reports that I get from leaders around the world.

Below is a excerpt from a recent prayer letter of one of our leaders. It is a clear example of the strategic power of prayer and finding a “person of peace” who can unlock an entire people group to the gospel. Can you guess what country and city this missionary team is serving in? It is probably not where you think.

“Last month we asked you to pray for [non-Christian] leaders by name; that the Holy Spirit would convict their hearts of the truth of the cross and they would be broken for the Kingdom. Specifically we asked you to pray for Kopa a leader of the Nepali people here in [our city].

Two of the members of our team felt that God was leading them to go and lay hands on Kopa, praying for him and asking for healing. Over the next week he was healed of his lung issues and attributed it to the power of Jesus Christ. As the two returned to follow up with Kopa, he and his wife both were willing to renounce their Hindu god and give their lives to follow Jesus alone.

Maybe even more important than that is that Kopa is the patriarch of his family. His family has more than 45 people in it, 7 of them are his sons. Several of his daughter-in-laws were already led to Christ by our team and were praying for his conversion. His last interaction with our mission team was that both he and his wife felt that the Spirit had convinced them that because of their position, they needed to be responsible for taking the message of Christ to their family. Praise God for working in their hearts. Please pray that God would use him to change the lives of many. Please pray also that as they are baptized it would be a moment of change in the lives of others.

Please continue to pray for Abdul Sattar*, the leader of the Burmese Muslims. One of the members of our team has had the Holy Spirit open the door for friendship with him. Now two of our disciples are working together to reach this man. If he comes to Christ, the entire mosque will follow.”

Have you figured out what country this report is from? Click here to find out and to watch a short video on the work of this missionary team.

*Name changed for privacy