Saturday, February 23, 2013

RGBI's "Video Hope"

One of the Rio Grande Bible Institute's ministries is "Video Hope" is one of the tools that the Rio Grande Bible Institute uses to train and equip men and women for the work of the gospel.

While RGBI has students from 15 different countries who have come to the school for Bible training, there are Spanish speakers in over 25 different countries around the world who have received biblical training through RGBI's dvd courses.

While most of these countries are those you would expect... Mexico, US, Chile, Spain... some are definitely not what you would expect! Japan, Siberia, Australia, Germany! There are Spanish speakers all across the globe now.

Part of what makes working at RGBI exciting is that I'm not just going to be helping send the gospel to South and Central America, I'm going to be part of a work that is sending the gospel all over the world! And not just to Spanish speakers. Our Latino brothers and sisters in Christ are training up and sending missionaries to all kinds of people and places!

And this Video Hope, this part of the Bible training that I get to be a part of, is for training those brothers and sisters who cannot leave to come to the school, either because they cannot afford it, or can't enter the US, OR because there is already a church that they are pastoring and they cannot leave the ministry God has placed them in.

A major part of the work that I will be doing at RGBI, by the Lord's grace, will be helping to make more and better dvd training courses, and helping RGBI to record live classroom sessions.

Please pray for me that I would have the tools, the skills, and the wisdom to help RGBI in this project of giving hope to the nations through their video dvd courses.

Pins on a map showing places that people are using RGBI's training materials

On the Right is Rev. Ted Paschke the head of RGBI's video department
On the left is a man who helped RGBI get materials to deep south Mexico.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A reflection on Prayer from 1Chron 29

So I was invited to write a blog post for the Psalm 67 Missions Network blogsite. I was asked to write something about prayer. What ended up happening was a dumping of my thoughts about a passage of scripture that had recently grabbed my attention. It was a prayer of King David's after the giving of gifts for the building of the temple.

If you would like to read it I invite you to do so,

I hope it is encouraging to you.


Monday, February 4, 2013

Accepted to the Rio Grande Bible Institute

THE RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE has accepted my application!

Hello! It's been half a year since I last posted.

It has been a long process. I started the process of applying to RGBI way back. I can't even remember when it was last year that I officially started the process.
Anyway, may of you know that a major portion of this blog has been about my journey in using my skills (in photography and video as well as whatever other skills I have) in missions. Well the LORD has moved me in a new direction. He has opened the door for full time work, using video and photography to further the work of the Gospel!

Instead of me trying to retype and re-word everything here's a link to my support letter. I've written an introductory support letter to help tell people what's up, and explain the new work.

"Dear family in Christ, ..." (click to view letter)

Please read the letter, and feel free to comment if you have any questions or ideas! From here I hope to use this blog to track and to reveal how the LORD works and moves me to his purposes; how he gets me to RGBI, how he uses me there, how he sustains me (how I survive language school!).
Please read the letter and then... wait with me to see the Lord unfold my next step!