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Merry Christmas Promisors,

Thank you for being and bringing the real love of Jesus to the people and problems all around us over the last month in Love Starts Here. Still, even as we celebrate all God is doing, we are already looking ahead to what God will do next! read more

TPI reaches an unreached people group!

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In October, I participated in a TPI graduation in Curuguaty-Chupapou, Paraguay. It was INCREDIBLE! It is the first TPI graduation in our 15 years among the Aché people group in the interior of Paraguay. One of the graduates pictured below is named Cipriano Ayala. He gave his testimony at the first Bible Institute graduation ever among his ethnic people group. There are 113 communities of Aché people in Paraguay that have no gospel witness at all, of any kind. Let that sink in for a moment.

Cipriano has been training missions and missionaries for years about the Aché culture. During his graduation, he spoke with great excitement and emotion saying, “Now after being trained by TPI, I can go as a missionary and plant churches in these 113 communities where there are no churches.”

Usually when I attend TPI ceremonies in Central & South America, I understand what is happening. That was not the case at this graduation. I could not understand anything that was going on, because it wasn’t in Spanish; it was in Guarani and Aché. Our teachers in Paraguay were trained in Spanish and because they speak Guarani also, they are able to teach the classes in Guarani to the indigenous peoples of Paraguay. It was so humbling to witness God’s Kingdom expanding to a new people group through TPI and realize our ministry has grown beyond what I can personally understand. Glory to God that He is not limited by our limitations!

The pictures below are a testament to the plentiful harvest all across Latin America as national pastors receive sound biblical instruction that equips them to accomplish the Great Commission in their communities.

Pastor Cipriano sends his thanks to TPI and all of those who make our ministry possible. He praises God for the spiritual discipleship that can now take place in those 113 communities among the Aché people group in the interior of Paraguay. I join him in thanking you because none of this would be possible without your ongoing generous financial support. Thank you for responding as God prompts you to give! It is making a powerful difference! 

  • Submitted By: Greg Kappas with Training Pastors International (TPI), a Faith Promise missions partner

The Center for English – North Knox Small Group Serving Project

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The Center for English is an independent endeavor with a two fold purpose. To teach English skills and to promote effective integration (life skills) of refugees into their prospective communities. The program has over 20 countries represented and currently over a 140 students taking ESL classes. There are 7 levels of English taught from beginner to advanced. This is the only free ESL class offered in Knoxville. read more

Love Starts Here Week 3 – Discussion Guide

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Getting Started

Main Idea:
Gratitude comes with grace, gives you grit, and produces growth.

Discussion Starter:
What are some ways that you express gratitude currently in your day to day life? Are there people in your life who you see as gratitude mentors, similar to those who Hallerin talked about, his dad, grandfather and Ms. Steele? read more