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Author:Kim Hanushek

More & More Suited for His Use

Where has the time gone? Three years have zipped by in a flash. Thank God for His care and protection that enabled me to finish the 3-Year Certificate Course! I was so blessed by my experience – all praise and glory to God! Reluctant to sign up at first, and being worried about my time and energy limitations, I nonetheless pressed on with the encouragement of my fellow co-workers. No matter what, I could not pass up this opportunity to pursue God's truth. Everything happens by the grace of God, and thus...

Hot Off the Press – First “Report Card” for Book of James

At SALT, you probably know that students aren’t the only ones to receive report cards!  Our courses are regularly evaluated to ensure that we are on track, not just in terms of building up Bible knowledge but also providing practical help for believers in East Asia.  We are thrilled to bring you the very first feedback from students after last month’s launch of our new course Book of James, which was finally completed at the end of 2021 after three years of hard work.  After the training, Brother Cheng commented: “This course is...

Wonders That Cannot Be Fathomed

If you were to pick a place to train up the next generation of Bible teachers, where would you look? Perhaps you’d consider a sizeable city, one with well-established churches and long-time believers with basic Bible knowledge. Likely, you would also prefer safe surroundings. This might have been our human choice, too, but not so with God’s plan in the case of ND. Located in the remote northwest region of East Asia, ND is populated by Muslims. Churches there are new, and Bible training rare, not to mention systematic leadership training. Plus, climate conditions in the general area...

Pressing on Toward the Goal

Having just celebrated the Spring Festival here in East Asia, we take this chance to wish you all God’s grace and good health for the lunar new year. There is an old Chinese saying that counsels, “Plan the year in the spring.” Indeed, we are now setting goals for this year’s work, but with the lingering pandemic and unsettling weather forecast, our plans remain only visions. There is no guarantee of any human achievement. Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city,...

Partners in Christ: The Urban Team

How time flies – 2022 is already upon us. Despite living under the shadow of COVID these past two years, we thank the LORD that SALT continued to flourish under His guiding, guarding light. We also thank you all for your prayers and support during such a tumultuous time. We pray His grace and blessings will be with you in the New Year and always. PTL that the Urban Team, our ministry partner in East Asia, was able to circumvent travel restrictions by pivoting online. In spite of unstable, overcast weather conditions,...

From “You Preach I Write” to “You Preach You Write”

What pride and joy parents feel when they see their children maturing towards independence. At SALT, we are filled with pride and joy over our team of national trainers who have shown their readiness for the next level of growth and challenge! For the past decade plus, we have developed a method for writing new courses that we call You Preach I Write (YPIW).  Courses such as Practical Church Management, 1 Corinthians, Church History Parts 1 & 2, and most recently, the Book of James, are all products of YPIW.  You refers to our national trainers, while Preach refers...

God Intended It For Good

Is bigger always better? Is more necessarily merrier? If you ask Joseph our head of East Asia SALT training, he would beg to differ. Read on to find out why. While "climate conditions" have remained fairly stable, COVID continues to present the greatest challenge for SALT's programs. Strict anti-pandemic measures have prevented large gatherings from taking place, including church worship services. Events that once engaged two or three hundred people now need to be divided up across five or six separate venues. At first, it was difficult to adjust to these restrictions,...

Rebuild and Renew

This is the theme of SALT's new course, Book of Nehemiah.  Why choose Rebuild and Renew as the theme? Since the 1980s, everyone has marveled at the increase in the number of believers and churches in East Asia. But behind this explosion in size, the church has also been influenced by the corresponding economic growth over the past 30 to 40 years. One pastor poignantly shared with us: "In the past, poor economic conditions, coupled with waves of oppressive national social movements, made lives difficult for believers. But they were willing to sacrifice, and...

Back To The Bible A Little More!

The SALT story is not complete without the staunch support of our partners. These churches are fully committed to equipping their leaders through both deepening their Biblical knowledge and experiencing the truth. Our goal is to help the East Asian church train up solid Bible teachers and preachers for believers and non-believers alike. XM is one such partner, with whom we started our Three-Year Certificate Program two years ago. So far, six courses have been taught. Students have three more courses to take before graduation next year. Like other partners, XM normally caps enrollment for their certificate...

All God’s Work!

Rejoice with us over the recent graduation of 34 students from one of SALT's Three-Year Certificate Programs!  All are missionaries (sent out from their local churches) who have previously studied theology elsewhere.  So why would they choose to spend another three years with SALT? Brother Wang, who manages the "Fungus" training site, put it this way: "We received other theological training in the past, but in general, we found the training too theoretical. On the contrary, SALT courses hit close to home. They are practical and interactive. Not only does this make...