Imagine you were born and raised in a country and in a religion that had never heard Jesus spoken of as Savior. Such was the early life experience of Dmitry, a TCM graduate born and raised in Kyrgyzstan.
What would draw you to hear about this man, Jesus? Initially, interest in what the missionaries had to say about him prompted Dmitry to attend their gatherings. Then God touched his heart.
In 1993 Dmitry chose to become a pastor while earning his living as a bookkeeper. But it wasn’t long until God called him into full-time ministry. Serving first as a Sunday school teacher and then as assistant preacher working with adolescents, he grew into serving as the preacher in the village church.
Through the years as his faith grew and as a result of his early interaction with the missionaries God revealed to him that he was to go to a foreign country to serve. His own heart had become one of a missionary. Today Dmitry is the pastor of a missionary church in Russia that is celebrating 15 years of ministry. Locally, their church provides men’s ministry, fellowship for the elderly, a Korean language class, Bible School, anda prayer ministry. Nationally, the leadership team can be found assisting church pastors in the region’s capital and as far away as 350 kilometers. Internationally, they are a mission-minded church, actively supporting and encouraging missions in India, Nepal, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
Dmitry tells us that his TCM education has had a great impact on his ministry, encouraging him to devote more time to deep study and research and has caused him to grow spiritually. It has changed the style of his sermons and the worship in his church. Of his professors he said, “They taught many practical aspects of ministry. I saw their sacrifice and their commitment and I was encouraged.”
To each of you who have prayed, served, and financially supported TCM we are grateful. You have helped Dmitry and over 1,400 Christian leaders like him become better equipped to minister in the locations where God has sent them.
TCM Golf Outing
Monday, June 8, 2015
Hillview Country Club
Click here to register www.tcmi.org/golf
2015 North American Christian Convention (NACC)
June 23 – 26 – The 2015 NACC: WE SPEAK is being held earlier this year. Mark your calendars so that you don’t miss it! Plan to stop by TCM Booth 629 at the Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Again this year TCM will be a co-sponsor of the NACC LIVE STREAM. If you are unable to attend NACC join us from wherever you are in the world for the Main Sessions!
For information and registration www.gotonacc.org