PHILIPPINES, VALENZUELA CITY:
JESUS SAID “GO & MAKE DISCIPLES!
An orientation was held for the BMI SEVEN STEPS OF CHRISTIAN LIVING discipleship course with leaders and pastors of churches and Christian NGO’s! Orientation was led by Pastor Steve Mirpuri and Pastor Bhojwani.
Pastor Bhojwani will be mentoring this group of leaders and teaching them how to use this simple, reproducible discipleship manual in their churches and organizations. Praise God!
Top Christian leaders from TEN countries – Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar, Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand, India, Nepal, Ukraine, and the US are meeting for strategic planning and conference with Jonathan Burnham!
Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Poland 2018
In November 2018 Dr.’s Jonathan Burnham and Vitaly Sorokun traveled To Voronezh, Russia to conduct a Seven Steps of Christian Living conference for pastors and district superintendents from different areas of Russia. The group was also able to Skype with Rev. Sonam Kabo, BMI Regional Director for South Asia.
FIRST OF ITS KIND MEETING: Also in Russia a group of prominent Russian businessmen met to discuss BMI Marketplace Biblical Mentorship Program. This is designed to help the business population use their Christian faith in their places of work. They study the 7 Steps, Encountering Christ, Christian Leadership and Management, and Financial Stewardship! The future is exciting in this new area of ministry. Kerry Olin, Microsoft Executive and BMI Board Member joined the group via Skype.
If you want to hear the beautiful singing from these Russian businessmen, click the video under these pictures!
RUSSIAN BUSINESSMEN SINGING REVELATION 15:3-4
After Russia, Jonathan and Vitaly traveled to Minsk, Belarus, to Minsk Theological Seminary (pictured below) to train pastors, seminary professors and some top women leaders from Ukraine and Belarus in Encountering Christ, Part 1. The group will meet next year for Part 2. Dr.’s Vitaly Sorokun and Jonathan Burnham also met with leaders from Minsk Theological Seminary who have already gone through the BMI training as well as their own higher education. These leaders are dedicated to the proclamation of Christ-centered theology and want to adopt the BMI Biblical Training and Mentoring Program into the seminary!
Next, Jonathan and Vitaly traveled to Kiev, Ukraine to Irpin Theological Seminary where many of the top women leaders in the Ukrainian Baptist Union met to learn about the BMI programs and training for women’s ministries. Sue Burnham and Faith Burnham had the privilege of Skyping with this wonderful group of dedicated and talented ladies! Irpin has adopted much of the BMI training materials into their curriculum, and Vitaly Sorokun travels regularly to teach there. See these pictures and those of Vitaly’s trip as well below:
BMI is committed to ministry for everyone, and women need training too! We have developed a program for training women all the way from our core theological curriculum to the discipleship program, 7 Steps of Christian Living, and our materials designed uniquely for women and their families. The women’s program consists of:
- Encountering Christ
- 7 Steps of Christian Living
- Women’s Ministries
- Living With Your Emotions
- Technology and Your Family
- Children’s Ministry
- Outreach Bible Studies
View this video from Cing Sian Thawn, Dean of SE Asia Mission College in Myanmar, talking about making disciples!
We are excited to have two special international women thus far who are dedicated to teaching these materials, Rita Kabo in Nepal and Nadia Morokhovets in Ukraine! Pastor’s wife, Rose Mirpuri has been training homeschool groups in the Philippines too!
We also are including women leaders in various conferences and working toward more training for women all over the world!
Here are more picture highlights from the year: Click to view larger!