The Blog

Thailand – Jim Winter and Simon Percy January 2014

 ‘Why has nobody taught us these things before?’ That was the comment from one senior pastor in his feedback on PTI’s first training conference to pastors [from the Karen people] in Western Thailand. Together with most of the pastors at the conference, he has never had any formal ministry training. Instead he has had to

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Myanmar – Paul & Simon February 2014

Following the conferences in Yangon and Mandalay last year, we planned a second, three-day, conference this year in Mandalay and our first-ever one in Myitkyina (Kachin State). We also held a half-day of teaching in Hmawbi, north of Yangon. In Mandalay Paul did a re-cap on “From Bible to Sermon” and taught Philippians with an

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India – Merv and Robert November 2013

Jaipur, Rajastan We were in Jaipur for the second year running. Twenty men and five women attended, all of whom came last year. Numbers were lower this year as many men could not get train tickets because of the Divali holidays, something we will avoid next year. Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. This was our first joint

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Ethiopia – Ken McIntosh October 2013

Encouraging church growth in places over 95% Muslim We were met by Mulugeta Ashagre, the leader of the Ethiopian Christian Brethren Church, who looked thinner after his recent illness. The first conference was in the mountain town of Dese, 400 km north of the capital Addis Ababa. On the way Mulugeta had arranged for us

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Madagascar – Ken Brownell July 2013

Huge opportunities – if we can overcome the translation and transport problems! This was my second trip to Mandritsara, in northern Madagascar.(picture of the town above.) I taught 38 pastors (and several women) at the Baptist Church as part of a national training programme organised by the Bible Baptist churches. It involved much interactive small

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South Sudan and Tanzania – Simon Percy September 2013

Enjoying religious freedom – combating Biblical ignorance South Sudan is the world’s youngest country. It came into existence just over two years ago and most people there call themselves Christians. But whilst they rejoice in their independence and freedom from the persecution of the strict Islamic government of the former regime, South Sudan’s spiritual leaders

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Taking Encouragement When Times Are Tough

John Stevens, National Director of the FIEC, addressed the second Pastor Training International (PTI)/Christian Books Worldwide (CBW) at Freshbrook Evangelical Church, Swindon, on 11 May. The theme of the conference was “Strengthening the Church in the Poorest Places on Earth”. PTI exists to provide teaching and resources for pastors in the poorest parts of the

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Free ‘Vision 2015’ Conference

South Sudan is the world’s youngest country. It came into existence just over two years ago and most people there call themselves Christians. But whilst they rejoice in their independence and freedom from the persecution of the strict Islamic government of the former regime, South Sudan’s spiritual leaders are concerned about the widespread Biblical ignorance

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PTI Prayer & News EXTRA – Burkino Faso

Dear Friends, May we take this opportunity to ask you to pray for the PTI Conference due to begin soon in Burkina Faso. · Sunday 6th January. One of the PTI trainers (Peter Maclure or David Vaughn) will be preaching in the morning service at the Evangelical Protestant Church in Ouagadougou whose pastor is Hénoc

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