Yesterday was a day of celebration, as we had the official opening of the new aspect of our ministry: the new Tom Gentry Bible Training Center.
Tom Gentry is my late father-in-law, a man of God who went to be with the Lord back in 2011. His life was dedicated to God and to fulfill His will and he opened the ministry in Romania in 1993, a branch in Moldova in 1996 and the ministry in Malawi in 1999. Among many other plans, his vision was to have a Bible Training Center here in Zomba. 19 years after he set foot on the African continent this vision came to fruition and we decided it will be fitting to name the School in his memory.
As many of you may already know, our vision is to equip, train and send 100 young men to 100 villages in order to start 100 churches. Our vision is in line with God’s vision found in Matthew 28:19 and 20. In order to bring to perfection everything God has commanded us to do, we found it necessary to start this ministry, for His purposes and for His glory!
Given the fact most these men have different responsibilities back at home (families, gardens to tend to, etc), we decided to have 1 week of intensive courses each month. Therefore, the students will come the first week of every month and attend courses from Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm. Saturday will be a day of practical work in and around Zomba (door to door evangelism, visits, passing out tracts, etc) and on Sunday they will be back home, serving in their church.
New beginnings are not always easy, but our Lord Jesus Christ promised to be with us, until the end. We’ve embarked upon this ministry by faith, believing that He will do the work that needs to be done in these students’ lives.
We need prayers, support and teachers and we have faith that God will provide for every need.
You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus,
and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men,
who will be able to teach others also. Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
2 Tim. 2:1-3