Beyond the Dream Brian and Bailey Pruett minister in the Philippines with Ethnos360 Aviation. Brian said, “A few years ago, [...]
Never had the Tala-andig been able to gather like this. The terrain was just too rugged, and the villages had no airstrips.
In a Tala-andig outreach village, tragedy struck. Mantunhayan, the main missionary, had been hit in the head by a falling tree and lay unconscious.
The Ethnos360 Aviation team in the Philippines faced a dilemma – a roof to raise, but nowhere to put it.
Can you imagine? You’re expecting about 30 people to show up and 150 show up instead!
“One year ago, upon our return to the United States, the Agutaynen church was doing well and on top of the mountain.” But now the church is going through a valley.
How does this process of discipleship work? Not quickly. It requires years of patient modelling and mentoring.
One of the goals of seeing a thriving church for every people group is the development of leadership among the believers. Part of that process is getting the leaders to begin … well, leading. They need to become “owners” of the church, both of its physical and its spiritual sides.
Other villages started asking, “What about us? We want someone to come and teach us.”