A trip down the Nile
Our Training Director, Craig Dyer, visited the West Nile region of Uganda in January as our three-year training commitment to leaders of local churches there came to a close.
Around the world in 18 days
Shooting for the new edition of Discipleship Explored began on 13 March and wrapped up on 31 March, and in that time the four-man crew travelled across five continents and filmed in seven different countries.
Christianity Explored and Soul launch in Arabic
Ian and Nate travelled along with a party of Board members and advocates to both Egypt and Lebanon to launch the Arabic translations of Christianity Explored and Soul. They arrived just a few days after a horrific attack on a bus in the South of Egypt left 30 Coptic Christians dead.
Despite this, around 260 people joined training and launch events over the course of the trip. It was hugely encouraging to see people leaving eager to use our materials in an area starved of good-quality Christian resources.
"It was a privilege to witness God's work in the Arab world first hand. We were all strengthened and challenged by seeing the faith of our brothers and sisters in the face of change, danger and persecution."
Training in Togo
Our Director of Prison Ministry, Stephen James, found himself in Togo in July. He was there to train Prison Fellowship Togo to run ‘The Prisoner's Journey®’.
Telling the Better Story
The Evangelism Conference took place on 3 October in London and 5 October in Manchester.
We heard from John Stevens, Glynn Harrison and Jonty Allcock about how the Gospel tells a 'better story' in today's narrative-soaked world.
We were pleased to be involved in the production of the event and it was great to be there and to chat to people about our resources. Thanks to those of you who came to say hi!
A smooth landing in South Korea
The primary purpose of Ian and Rico's visit in November was to launch Life Explored.
In 2016 Christianity Explored was released there and this year they became the third country to officially publish a Life Explored translation. And in 2018 they plan to be the first to produce a translation of the new Discipleship Explored.
What is the reason for this sudden urgency of demand? Well, in the eyes of Yongshin, Kangeun and Daeman, who hosted the visit, Korea needs tried and tested Gospel resources.
One of their key concerns is the potential disillusionment of the younger generation. So as well as doing the main launch and visiting churches, Ian and Rico also went to the local Army barracks and a couple of Christian schools.