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We are training our own. This year we
graduate the first two students from
our Bible institute. But, developing
leaders takes time. In the meantime,
we need reinforcements. If our
Stateside churches waited to hire staff
until they could handpick them from
their own homegrown congregations,
church growth as known today would
be quite different.

the enormous task laid before them, they must
work smarter, not harder. The smart thing
to do is pool resources and attack the enemy
together. We praise God for the support He has sent to
work with us, but it is nowhere near enough.

God is opening doors here faster than we can
physically handle them. We have the potential
to expand our small Bible institute into a
four-year, live-in seminary. That requires
more professors and team members. A
recent ministry opportunity with a women’s
foundation gives us access to 450 families in
the greater metropolitan area. That means
more follow-up, more visits, and more Bible
studies, all of which require more ministers
and team members. The owner of the building
our church just moved into has offered to hand
over to me his Christian children’s foundation.

This foundation has access to train
religious directors and work with young
people in over 20 public schools. That
is at least 20,000 students. That is a full-
time ministry that requires energized,
excited, and devoted youth workers and
team members. We literally cannot meet
all of these opportunities and at times
have to simply say, “I am sorry.”
Team ministry is biblical. Team ministry is
accountable. Team ministry is powerful. Team
ministry is safe. However, team ministry
requires humility and cooperation. It requires
men and women who will say amen to
statements like those from the late President
Truman when he said, “It is amazing what you
can accomplish if you do not care who gets the
credit.” The opportunities in Medellín continue to
open and our time continues to run out. We do
not care who gets the recognition; we just want
the Gospel to send a ripple across this nation
that can be understood as nothing other than
a true movement of God. Would you consider
enlisting as part of this team? Would you
stand in the gap so that God’s plan could move
forward uninhibited? W