Philippians 3:12-14
Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect,
but I press on to make it my own,
because Christ Jesus has made me his own.
Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own.
But one thing I do:
forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,
I press on toward the goal for the prize
of the upward calling of God in Christ Jesus.
How can I be praying for INSTE?
Graduation
The 2020 Level 2 INSTE Graduation is scheduled for June 13 and will take place at Sunshine Open Bible Church. As the date grows ever near, please pray that students finish their courses and that everything will go smoothly.
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Chinese Development
"They read from the book, from the law of God, translating to give it sense so that they understood the reading."
Nehemiah 8:8, New American Standard Bible

"Translation of the INSTE courses into Chinese has been an arduous task. Currently we have translators diligently working on Christology, Theology/Pneumatology and the Level 2 Distance Leader’s Training (DLT) Manual. The expected completion date for these books is the end of June 2020. With the completion, all the Level 2 books of Sequences 1-3 and three of the 12 courses of Sequences 4-6 would have been translated. Nine books remain to be translated to complete the full set of 28 books. The average cost of translating each book is $3,000 and it takes 4-6 months to complete.

"Currently, there is about $20,000 in the Chinese Development Fund. Out of that, about $9,000 would be expended for the on-going translations. Translation into Chinese is made more complicated because in mainland China, the simplified font is used, whereas outside of China, such as in Taiwan, the traditional font is used. Depending on where the translator is located, she or he will use one of the fonts. Up to this point, the conversion from one font to the other, when needed, had been done in-house by the INSTE Chinese ministry. 

"We are entering into a critical phase of the translation effort. More than ever, there are clear indications that this type of systematic and in-depth theological education and training is very much needed in the Chinese-speaking world. We thank the Lord for giving us godly and gifted translators . Please pray that God will provide additional funds of approximately $30,000 necessary to complete this important task. This is only the beginning; plans are underway to eventually make these courses available in Chinese online."

Ricky Poon , Academic Dean of Chinese Ministries

If you would like to help fund the translation work, please send a check to the Inste Global office in Ankeny, Iowa, and designate it for the Chinese Development Fund. Thank you!
Digital Courses
The Digital Course in Spiritual Growth is finally here! Our first group is meeting March 17. We are thankful for God's provision through this long process. Continue to pray that God will use this program to help disciple a new generation.
Currently, the Digital Course in Spiritual Growth is only available in English and for U.S. Based students.

If you are interested in taking the Digital Course in Spiritual Growth, enroll online!
All course material is studied and completed online in a digital format. We have implemented the pedagogical and didactic tools offered by modern distance education so that you will have a better online learning experience. Students still meet in groups online once a week to grow relationships with fellow believers and apply the information learned throughout the week.

Students who successfully complete the Digital Course in Spiritual Growth will be rewarded with a special recognition. Also, this Digital Course is equivalent to Discipleship 1 for completing Level 1 INSTE.
Translation in INSTE South Asia
Pray for Tammy’s trip (March 19-22) to work with an Asian national leader on translation and training for INSTE South Asia . Please pray for wisdom, good work days, health, and protection .
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