Commendations—The Center for Islamic Studies
Dr. George Wood, General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, U.S.A.
Global Initiative's focus on reaching Muslims with the Gospel is matched by no other ministry. its team is comprised solely of AG missionaries to Muslim countries and peoples. Understand this: these people know how to reach Muslims for Christ.
Dr. Greg Mundis, Executive Director, Assemblies of God World Missions
I believe in the ministry of Global Initiative (GI). Long before ministry to Muslim peoples throughout the world was a significant priority in the Evangelical community, GI was creating awareness, forming strategic prayer efforts and building bridges. GI leadership has combined this rich past with a dynamic vision for the future. They partner with our [regions/regional ministries] so the gospel will be preached to those with limited or no access to the good news.
Russ Turney, Asia Pacific Region Director, Assemblies of God World Missions
Muslim awareness training has been a vital part of the Asia Pacific Region for the past 20+ years. Well over 1,000 workers have been effectively prepared to serve in places where good news has not been shared, establishing churches where they have not planted. We are so appreciative of the Global Initiative team who annually send capable teachers who are preparing workers for the great harvest throughout Asia Pacific.
Brad Walz, AGWM missionary
Global Initiative has been a huge blessing to us in Latin America. Many countries have had (Global Initiative) events, and not only have those events touched countries, they have motivated young people with a call, made others sensitive to a call, and have challenged the church to go to the next level in their commitment to reaching Muslims. We are very grateful for the impact Global initiative has made in Latin America.
Ben Koh, IIS Baguio graduate missionary from Singapore to Kazakhstan
The IIS (Institute of Islamic Studies) not only provided me with the necessary factual knowledge (about Muslim ministry) but also fueled with me the passion and burdens.
Safia Mirza, Director of Centre for Ministry to Neighbors, Hyderabad, India
The eyes of the Church in India have been opened to think of Muslims and ministering to them as a matter of urgency. Our own church has decided to support one missionary from their Missions Department who will work full time among Muslim people. Some who have been trained (at IIS) have become more effective counselors, financial supporters of this work, prayer partners and some have gone into the field.
Doug Hollis, AGWM missionary mentoring Indonesian workers to Muslims
IIS is THE most significant tool we have for opening up eyes and hearts to the reality of how to impact our Muslim world here in Indonesia. If every pastor and leader could attend and be impacted like we were this year, the results would be staggering.
Bill Snider, Southeast Asia Area Director, Assemblies of God World Missions
Global Initiative is shaping the church's ministry by shaping future leaders in SE Asia. The commitment to empowering national believers and missionaries in ministry to Muslims is one of the most significant things we are doing as a mission team.
Friday, October 12, 2012 12:47 PM