New Work in the New Year
We ring in the new year with praise to God for the graduation of 20 students from our Three-Year Certificate Program at the WP training site in December 2020. With plans to open up another four to five sites, we anticipate graduating a total of a hundred or so students in the next few years. We rejoice over these developments especially during a global pandemic!
To our delight, a number of graduates at WP desired further training in order to become more well-rounded, stronger disciplers. These fresh SALT grads had already earned BS and/or MS Bible degrees from other schools, but find SALT training exceptionally practical for the ministry. They want more of it. To meet this request, we plan to pilot a Two-Year Diploma Course for graduates who hold SALT’s Three-Year Teaching Certificate. It is our expectation that these diploma graduates will eventually take on the full responsibility for teaching SALT courses within their network of churches. Our long-term goal is to implement what we call the “John the Baptist Principle” when John declared, “He must become greater; I must become less” (John 3:30, NIV), that is when our students become the teachers and we move on.
In 2020, God led us to open two new training sites, one where a group of missionaries received SALT training to better minister among Muslims living in their region. Join us in praying towards our goal this year to establish more strategic sites in response to an overwhelming demand.
Serving the Lord is a life-long privilege. All of us with SALT are determined to do our best to present ourselves “to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15). As we celebrate all that God has achieved through SALT in 2020, pray that we will continue empowering churches and believers across East Asia in fresh and ground-breaking ways.