We are excited to announce the appointment of Curtis Chanda as the new International Director of Global Teams. Curtis comes to us with more than two decades of field experience with Frontiers International, an organization which shares Global Teams’ emphasis on reaching unreached people groups and equipping and sending believers from within new movements. Curtis and his wife Diana have spent the last twenty years living and working in a Muslim context in Central Asia, where their three daughters were born. Through God’s grace, they were able to plant the first churches in their area for Muslim background believers.[...] Read More
The weather is crisp, so crisp that I regret not bringing a jacket, but the coffee is nice and hot. I stare across the table at a stranger, one whom I quickly realize I’ll spend eternity with. We sit with a small group of people, outside a hotel, at a tiny table overflowing with coffee cups and pots of tea. This man speaks through a translator about his journey to faith in Jesus, sufferings I cannot fathom, and commitment to encouraging people in the way of Jesus, despite the assured hardships. It hits me that I’m sitting across from someone who could easily become an anonymous martyr, perishing for the cause of spreading the movement to Jesus in places and among people who are hostile to such things.[...] Read More
For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be upon his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
For some reason, as I (Susan Higgins) sit to write this Christmas greeting to you on this overcast Monday in Pasadena, this verse has come to mind. A very familiar verse, often inscribed in beautiful script on Christmas cards depicting a quiet scene of a manger in the glow of firelight. However, I wonder if perhaps the magnitude of the meaning has become lost on us due to its very familiarity???
This year, Kevin and I have lived into the experience of God as a Wonderful Counselor. Only by the clear counsel of our Mighty God and Everlasting Father, could we even imagine the move here to Pasadena with all the new foci of ministry that accompanies the transition as Kevin assumes the leadership of William Carey International University and continues to facilitate Global Teams work among Muslims. Only our Wonderful Counselor and Everlasting Father could have prepared me to be ready to take on the International Partner Care Facilitator role for Global Teams. (more…)
As 2017 draws to a close, Global Teams is giving thanks for God’s work in lives around the globe. Here are a few of the things for which we’re giving thanks:[...] Read More
We know that, as field partners, we are practicing obedience to our Lord’s Great Commission, “Go ye therefore into all the world…” which is fulfilling in-and-of itself.[...] Read More