When Sooyoungro Presbyterian Church in Busan, South Korea, realized the effectiveness of Coffee Break groups for global missions, they decided to have all of their missionaries trained in Coffee Break.
One of these missionaries, Gwangho Song, now lives in northern India. She helped plan two Coffee Break conferences for this past December in Delhi and Kolkata.
The goal of these conferences was to train 250 missionaries and local Coffee Break leaders in Coffee Break’s style of inductive Bible study, as well as to introduce them to Discover Your Bible studies in their own languages.
It’s not hard to see why Coffee Break translates so easily across cultures and languages: it’s a chance to meet with others over a cup of coffee or tea, to talk about important things, to build friendships, and to experience the joy of learning something for oneself.
Christian Reformed Home Missions supports more than 700 Coffee Break groups around the world—and as more and more groups spring up, the most frequent request is for new translations of Discover Your Bible studies.
One the studies, Discover Nehemiah, has now been translated into Hindi, so Hindi-speaking attendees at the conferencess in Delhi and Kolkata were able to use this new material in their training.
The Discover Nehemiah translation was made possible because the Coffee Break group from Brookfield Christian Reformed Church in Brookfield, Wisc., decided to partner with the group in India planning the upcoming conferences.
The Brookfield group prayed for the group in India as they planned and also contributed a large portion of the translation costs for Discover Nehemiah.
Workshop planners continue to pray that God will use the Discover Your Bible materials and the workshops to equip missionaries and local leaders to proclaim the gospel in their communities, so that God’s Word will “be at the center of all the missional work in India.”
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