Training can help people share Jesus with love, power, and authority!

I want to share with you a few students’ testimonies from a recent training at CTS in Brussels:

“After this course, I grew in love for the Muslim community. I realized that I should value and develop relationships with my Muslim friends.”

 “It was eye opening to learn to love Muslims and show them respect as a way to see them come to Christ.”

 “The Holy Spirit showed me that Muslims are normal people like anyone else who is in need of a Savior.”

These students’ testimonies reflect the transformation that took place in their hearts. How can someone possibly love a person perceived as their enemy? It is only through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit that hate and indifference can be replaced by love!

We rejoice when direct evangelism is taking place among Muslims and the church is being planted in locations around the world. This is certainly our primary focus. But we don’t always stop to consider the key role that qualified teachers well-versed in the teachings of Islam have in this process.

You may not realize that we help provide instructors for and partner in training with two key Assemblies of God seminaries in the United States and in Europe: AGTS (Assemblies of God Theological Seminary) in Springfield, Mo., and CTS (Continental Theological Seminary) in Brussels, Belgium.

The apostle Paul’s words to Timothy in the first century underline the importance of our training and have great application today for pastors, missionaries and evangelists who are reaching out to Muslims with the truth of Christ and His love for them:

“[Opponents must be gently instructed] in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will” (2 Timothy 2:25-26, NIV).

Through this instruction the Holy Spirit is transforming the minds and hearts of students regarding their perspective toward Muslims.

At AGTS and CTS, current and future missionaries, pastors and educators are being transformed and equipped through gifted and experienced instructors who have worked in the Muslim world.

Some of the courses students completed last month, in collaboration with AGTS, included Engaging Islam, Shiite Islam, Folk Islam and Power Encounter, Business and Islam, and Women and Islam.

I want you to know that amid the continued rise of Islam, God is calling many Spirit-anointed ministers worldwide to declare the truth of Christ to Muslims everywhere. And you are helping us train them!

Your continued support of Global Initiative enables us to continue this invaluable training in partnership with AGTS and CTS.

Please know that your gift this month of any size — $10, $25, $50, $75, $100, $500 or more — will be added to other gifts to help train more students in ministry to Muslims.

Thank you again for standing with us through both your gifts and your intercessory prayer. We continue to labor with the conviction that every Muslim must know the truth about Jesus!

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