I am too anxious to wait until I get home to give you an update. I am in currently in Ghana, but tomorrow I begin my journey home. Over the last week, Grace Fellowship’s Senior Pastor David Nelms and I have been traveling through West Africa meeting with ministry leaders casting the vision of The Timothy Initiative. Everywhere we went we received a warm welcome. We met with many Pastors that are working hard in their respective countries to advance the Kingdom of God. We have the great honor of assisting many of them. These men are excited and very grateful for the partnership that is beginning. According to the will of and to the glory of our great God, thousands of church-planters will be trained and thousands of churches will be planted in these West African countries.
Here is an up to date list of African countries that TTI will be training in:
Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Liberia, Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan, Ivory Coast, Camaroon, Guinea…and Lord-willing Mali, Senegal, Guinea Bissau and Burkina Faso

TTI’s Project Africa officially begins in January of 2010. The number of church-planters that we will be training in our first of several years is climbing close to 3,000. We are moving closer and closer to the kick off of Project Africa, but there is still much to be done. This is no small task and we must rely on the guidance and the provisions of God now more than ever. Please pray and seek God’s leading on whether or not He would have you partner with TTI.

Most importantly we need partners who would commit to praying for this endeavor on a daily basis. Here are some areas that you can pray for:

**That God would receive ALL the glory.
**That God would bless, protect, guide and be blessed by every person involved in/affected by TTI.
**That the funding to train these thousands of church-planters who will in turn plant thousands of churches will come in…and soon.
**That God would bless and be present in Grace Home, the Sewing Ministry, the ministry to the slum children of Dodda Gubbi, our orphans in Manipuri and the other areas of social ministry that TTI is involved in.

And secondly, we desperately need financial partners. If God is leading you to march alongside TTI through financial support, you can give your tax-deductible gift here: http://ttionline.org/donate/

Please consider supporting the work of The Timothy Initiative on a regular basis. This endeavor is working! If you read the last blog update, over 3,000 churches have already been planted and we are expecting to hit the 7,000 mark this time next year! We are expecting literally hundreds of thousands of Asians and Africans to experience the hope of Jesus Christ through this. You can be a vital part in that.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope that you will rejoice with us as we see the Lord moving…

Make your life count.
-Philip

We met with leaders from 8 countries this week:
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