Nehemiah Teams: Student Missionary Training

Equip and send this student generation to take the gospel to unreached peoples and places through Nehemiah Teams training.

Today’s students are tomorrow’s career missionary force. IMB missionaries in the Philippines understood the need to equip the student generation to obey the Great Commission when they began raising up the next generation of missionaries through the Nehemiah Teams missions training program. Over the past 15 years, Nehemiah Teams have trained and sent out more than 3,300 American and Filipino students to share the gospel throughout Southeast Asia and around the world. They are poised to send out even more. Your partnership with this Nehemiah Teams project will enable IMB missionaries to ramp up their training and send out even more students.

Your gift will facilitate the creation of more student-missionary teams, the development of new strategic partners, and the ability to send out more young adults to unreached people groups across Southeast Asia. Through Nehemiah Teams, students in at least 31 countries are connecting with IMB church planting efforts. Nehemiah Teams has had strategic partnerships with Southern Baptist churches adopting unengaged, unreached people groups and with IMB personnel and national conventions in Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Europe, Central Asia, and North Africa and the Middle East. Partner today through giving, praying and spreading the word to the high school and college students in your life that God wants them to be part of his global mission.

Today’s students are tomorrow’s career missionary force. IMB missionaries in the Philippines understood the need to equip the student generation to obey the Great Commission when they began raising up the next generation of missionaries through the Nehemiah Teams missions training program. Over the past 15 years, Nehemiah Teams have trained and sent out more than 3,300 American and Filipino students to share the gospel throughout Southeast Asia and around the world. They are poised to send out even more. Your partnership with this Nehemiah Teams project will enable IMB missionaries to ramp up their training and send out even more students.

Your gift will facilitate the creation of more student-missionary teams, the development of new strategic partners, and the ability to send out more young adults to unreached people groups across Southeast Asia. Through Nehemiah Teams, students in at least 31 countries are connecting with IMB church planting efforts. Nehemiah Teams has had strategic partnerships with Southern Baptist churches adopting unengaged, unreached people groups and with IMB personnel and national conventions in Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Europe, Central Asia, and North Africa and the Middle East. Partner today through giving, praying and spreading the word to the high school and college students in your life that God wants them to be part of his global mission.

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Monday, June 21, 2021

College students serving Christ this summer!

In 1996, we sat in a small bamboo house of one of the most well-known witch doctors in the Agusan River Valley of the Southern Philippines. We shared the gospel with him and his 28-year-old son, who accepted Christ. The son’s life was transformed, and he began sharing the gospel with many others, starting several churches. All these years, he has lived for the Lord and raised his children in church. This year, on May 30, we finished our tenth Advance Operations Training (AOT) with Nehemiah Teams, an intensive three-month residential discipleship/mission training for Nehemiah Teams. The witch doctor’s grandson, Marvin, now 28 years old, attended this training. He was able to participate because of generous gifts given to our Nehemiah Teams ministry project. This summer, for 52 days, college students serving with Nehemiah Teams will serve Christ not only in the Philippines but also among refugees from South Sudan, the Middle East, Myanmar, Nepal and several other closed countries. We have been able to travel and train these teams because of you’re your generosity and that of other faithful supporters. Thank you for joining the work of Nehemiah Teams. Through your support of this ministry, God is reaching the lost and preparing the next generation of international missionaries.

In 1996, we sat in a small bamboo house of one of the most well-known witch doctors in the Agusan River Valley of the Southern Philippines. We shared the gospel with him and his 28-year-old son, who accepted Christ. The son’s life was transformed, and he began sharing the gospel with many others, starting several churches. All these years, he has lived for the Lord and raised his children in church.

This year, on May 30, we finished our tenth Advance Operations Training (AOT) with Nehemiah Teams, an intensive three-month residential discipleship/mission training for Nehemiah Teams. The witch doctor’s grandson, Marvin, now 28 years old, attended this training. He was able to participate because of generous gifts given to our Nehemiah Teams ministry project.

This summer, for 52 days, college students serving with Nehemiah Teams will serve Christ not only in the Philippines but also among refugees from South Sudan, the Middle East, Myanmar, Nepal and several other closed countries. We have been able to travel and train these teams because of you’re your generosity and that of other faithful supporters. Thank you for joining the work of Nehemiah Teams. Through your support of this ministry, God is reaching the lost and preparing the next generation of international missionaries.

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Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

From the skyscrapers of Hong Kong and vast plains of Mongolia to smoky rainforests hiding winding rivers edged by golden sands, the natural beauty and long history of these Asia-Pacific Rim countries testify to God’s creative hand. This vast region houses four of the most populous global cities, as well as the country with the world's largest nominal population of Muslims.

Spirituality swirls through cities and countryside like the smoke from temple incense sticks. Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, animists, Daoists and ancestor worshipers live here, comprising 851 unreached people groups who have never heard that freedom is found in Christ. Pray for divine appointments for Christian workers to share that Jesus is the way to peace with God and eternal life. Ask God to glorify His name among the peoples of the Asian Pacific Rim Peoples affinity.

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