Every now and then, numbers can tell a great story. The numbers below tell the story of the expanding impact of Discipling Marketplace Leaders in the first quarter of 2018 and I'm excited to share them with you!
First Quarter Statistics for Discipling Marketplace Leaders
- 6 countries, 22 cities, and 24 denominations participating with DML
- 375 business leaders trained and commissioned as Marketplace Leaders
- 27 DML workshops, training 665 pastors and church leaders
- 5 courses taught in 5 countries, with 133 pastors and leaders taught by the DML team in colleges/seminaries
- 63 visits with 123 pastors to discuss next steps with DML
Praise the Lord! That is just in three months – January, February, and March! We are advancing in six countries, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana and, come July, Cameroon. Our strategy is to see DML rooted and growing in these seven countries in the next two years.
We are equipping pastors to train and equip every member to impact every corner of the marketplace and community. God is moving in and through DML to reclaim the marketplace God has redeemed. We are seeing pastors equipped, church members discipled and societies impacted. We can’t do this without you! Please keep praying!
The God of “just-in-time” has blessed us with an amazing opportunity. As we expand, the need for funds expands. With the growth comes the challenge of raising $4,000 per month to fuel the growth in these six countries. We thank God for a partner who has committed to a matching grant of up to $2,000! We are happy to report that we now have $1,500 out of the needed $2,000 for the match. We are looking for DML partners to help with the last $500/month of the challenge grant.
Would you prayerfully consider joining us with a monthly gift of $10, $25, or $50 per month (or any other number!) to help us reach this match? If so, please go to ICM at www.icmusa.org, select Discipling Marketplace Leaders" in the dropdown, and include "match" in the comment line.
Thank you for your partnership, prayers, and support!