Mission teams go to Micronesia to train Sunday School teachers.

By April 29, 2004

Micronesia (MNN)–Typhoons are a way of life in Micronesia, as are relative times of beauty and growth.

The growing church body in that area sometimes mirrors the natural phenomenon, serving as a physical reminder of mission.

However, poverty is also a way of life, and training and resources are limited for church leaders. In response, Christian Resources International is headed for the Federated States of Micronesia. The island nation is in the South Pacific, just east of the Philippines.

CRI’s Diane Lepior says they’re specifically sending teams to the island of Chuuk. One of their focuses for this trip: training church leaders in children’s outreach. “Fifty percent of their population is 18-years or less, and they also have one of the world’s largest rate of suicide; there’s such hopelessness in the generation coming up.”

Lepior explains they have a dual purpose for ministry in Chuuk. “Those on the team are going specifically for Sunday School training. We are accompanying that with the pastors’ libraries. We will be able to provide them with the theological material that they need in a dignified way for them.”

CRI collects new and gently used Sunday School or Christian school curriculum, concordances, devotionals, Bible studies…all of which can have new life on the mission field.

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