Please join us in praising God for what He has done and praying for Him to continue to work in these areas:
• We have five new TUMI courses underway this spring—three in the city of Chester and two in the state prison here. Please pray for the five mentors who lead them to teach in the power of the Spirit and for the 30-plus students to grow in grace and knowledge of the Word.
• Earl Wright, the new Chester-TUMI site coordinator, leads our mentors, teaches courses, and manages the ministry in general. As is the case of most minority church leaders, Earl must supplement his income by being bi-vocational. Pray for churches to want to build a relationship of prayer and financial support with Earl so he may give himself more fully to this ministry.
• I am finishing up the second of our biblical counseling TUMI-CCEF courses. Please pray for the video process to go well and the tool to be useful by the Holy Spirit in the lives of many urban church leaders here and abroad.
• I am scheduled to teach our first TUMI-CCEF counseling course, How Change Happens, at the Kenya Reformed School of Theology in May. Please pray for me as I teach and for the students—all pastors and church leaders from Kenya, Zambia, and Tanzania.
As you think and pray for TUMI, Please keep Psalm 74:20,21 in mind-
“Have regard for the covenant, for the dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence.
Let not the downtrodden turn back in shame; let the poor and needy praise your name.”
As the national training arm for World Impact, The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) equips leadership for the urban church, especially among the poor, in order to advance the Kingdom of God. TUMI focuses their investment on those called to evangelize, disciple, plant, and pastor churches in unreached urban neighborhoods. Their single passion and desire is to identify, empower, and release laborers who can both display and declare God’s kingdom reign among their neighbors, where they live.