Advancing the kingdom in 2014

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Advancing the kingdom in 2014

“Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me” (Matthew 16:24).

Dear friends,
The Lord has blessed us with multiple ways to serve Him and the gospel, and in 2014 we saw each of these reach exciting new milestones for His glory!

Equipping Disciples at Wittenberg
Hundreds of students from the US to Europe, from Africa to Asia, joined our discipleship program Total Spiritual Transformation, and it was a joy to see several of them now discipling their own students. We were especially grateful to see many Burmese students being equipped for the work of the Lord. During their training, all students go out with the gospel and many unbelievers heard the good news of salvation for the very first time. In the meantime, people from over one hundred countries visited Wittenberg’s website and lately we are seeing an increase in visitors from China. Please pray for open doors!

Internet Ministry Teams
What an amazing opportunity God has given us through the Internet! Our dedicated teams worked hard to share the name of Jesus with millions of people around the world. We have over seven million Facebook fans and each is encouraged to share our posts with hundreds of others. So far, our teams have delivered God-glorifying images, testimonies and gospel videos to over a billion people around the world. Those who respond are then individually followed up on and led to the Lord. Please pray that this door will remain wide open.

Advancing the Kingdom in India and Romania
Our teams are continuing to reach the unreached, going door to door, praying for the needy and explaining the gospel. We were also able to sponsor and send thirty of the poorest Dalit children to school. Each of their families hears the gospel message and many of them give their lives to the Lord Jesus. As a result of both types of outreach, new believers were added to the church. Meanwhile, in Romania our camp ministry is growing. Around forty students who came to the camp have given their life to God. We hope to expand this wonderful work for the poor in Romania by building four more cabins. Please keep the work in India and Romania in your prayers.

Praise God! We are seeing souls coming to know the Lord on a daily basis. Please uphold all these outreach efforts in your prayers, that everything may be done in a manner that glorifies our Lord and Savior and that He may draw many more souls to Himself.

We wish you a Merry Christmas, and a Blessed & Joyful New Year filled with God’s purpose!

Laura Chavady, Ph.D.
Vice President, Wittenberg College & Seminary