BE A HERO TO HEROES
by Dr. Pete Anderson
Merry Christmas from Trinity Center for World Mission!
Jesus Christ came to earth, knowing that He would be arrested, beaten, and crucified. He is our real hero. We follow in his footsteps. We must take up the cross and follow Him. That takes many forms. In Africa, our heroes are often our students and teachers. They are trained and sent out with a great mission, to proclaim the Gospel of King Jesus.
This is what Christmas is all about. The message of Christmas has nothing to do with chestnuts roasting on an open fire or shopping until you drop. The message of Christmas is, “Go, follow in the footsteps of Jesus, sacrifice, give your whole self for the King and His Kingdom. Be a servant hero.” Do you know what it means to be a Christian? I will give you the answer and it may surprise you. A Christian is someone who says, “The last thing that I want is a nice life…I do not want a nice, comfortable, cozy, little life…I serve a missionary God and I am on mission.” A Christian is energized by the Gospel and says, “Give me some great thing to do…Where is there a sacrifice that I can make…? Give me a job and I will give up everything to do it.” A Christian looks into the manger and thinks, “Look what Jesus did for me. Now I want my life to count; I want to make a difference; I want to change the world and I expect to give things up.”
Our heroes are the students and faculty members of Trinity Biblical Institute. We are sending these heroes into battle. They are on the front lines, and in Africa the attacks are ongoing. Our heroes serve in the midst of COVID, poverty, floods, droughts, starvation, disease and false teaching. For the sake of Christ, they often risk their lives and go into hard places.
My dad and I were both in the infantry. For every man in the infantry, there are often seven or eight soldiers who support the infantry. Our students are in the infantry; we are training them to fight the good fight. They need senders, those who will support them in battle.
This is where you, our givers, are needed. You supply the resources to the troops in the field. You are a band of heroes. Without you, our students will stay at home. As the year closes, will you be a hero to our heroes?
TBI is ready to give them a solid, Biblical education, preparing them for years of ministry.
The child in the manger is a call to enter the world and its conflicts and needs. This year, you can enter the conflict; you can enter the battle for souls; you can be a hero by sponsoring a scholarship for one or more pastors and missionaries in training in 2021.
Would you sponsor an African Pastor through Seminary for $580 for one year? Or perhaps donate a $58 Christmas gift to help cover their books and study materials? THANK YOU!
Online Giving: www.trinitycwm.org/donation-form
Mail Checks To: TCWM PO BOX 580 DAHLONEGA GA 30533
By Doug McNutt
- Pray for our students as they prepare for classes to begin the first week of February.
- Pray for Fred Kabenge, our principal, as he recruits students for our accredited program.
- Pray for John Ssali, our registrar, as he seeks to extend our Ugandan school accreditation into Kenya and Rwanda!
God Bless you and give you a very happy Christmas!
Curious how to say “Merry Christmas” if you were in Africa? In Swahili (Tanzania, Kenya) say: “Kuwa na Krismasi ‘njema!”