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International (MNN) – In May of 2019, Sammy Tippit Ministries partnered with the Multiplying Church Movement in Brazil. The partnership allowed Sammy Tippit Ministries to provide Brazilian churches with a month’s worth of daily discipleship materials from the “Praying for Your Family” series. Talks of a follow-up event are already well underway.
Sammy Tippit in Brazil
Evangelist Sammy Tippit of Sammy Tippit Ministries says discipleship materials on sharing one’s faith are in the works for May 2020. These materials will include daily resources for a span of 28 days. The goal is to equip churches to disciple believers who have prayed for their families so they can move into the act of sharing their faith.
“They have thousands of churches involved in this. They’re going through YouTube, to live broadcast and stream this into all the churches, and all the churches will participate in an evangelistic event,” Tippit says.
After the 28 days it takes to complete the program, the Multiplying Church Movement will hold a 3-day evangelistic outreach. They have already asked Tippit to preach at the event.
But the May 2020 event sparked another idea.
“When we talked about that and agreed upon it, I said, ‘You know, this could be done worldwide. It doesn’t have to be done just in Brazil.’ So, what we’re going to do is we’re going to do the same thing with other languages,” Tippit says.
Sparks for a Global Movement
Sammy Tippit Ministries is already engaging with work in other languages across the world. Since 2017, the ministry has used social media sites to connect believers to resources. Just this year, the organization started utilizing technology such as WhatsApp to equip and connect believers in various countries. Now, technology could help connect and resources these same believers even more effectively.
“We’ll have this outreach, and we’ll use different methods for different nations. For instance, in Iran, we will use TV, because that’s the easiest way for us to deliver it. And other countries, India, Pakistan, places like that we’ll use WhatsApp to deliver this,” Tippit says.
At the end of this month, Tippit will launch the plan to start translating discipleship materials into different languages . These materials can be used in small groups and are beneficial for teaching believers how to multiply their faith.
Tippit says the translation work itself is costly; the ministry is going to need support. Sammy Tippit Ministries is already looking at translating discipleship material into Hindi, Farsi, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, and more.
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Most importantly, Tippit asks for your prayers. Pray for the translation of these resources and their impact. Ask God to raise up the workers, resources, and partnerships to make this translation work happen. Pray for people to come into a relationship with Christ as a result of these resources, too.
Header photo courtesy of Sammy Tippit Ministries.