Shubash is a missionary
who serves in his remote
village in Bangladesh. Shortly after he came to Christ two years
ago he spent a year at a missionary training school run by
AIM's partner indigenous mission. He and his family have been
commissioned to plant churches in their home region where
the Gospel has never before been taken. God is at work and
they are beginning to see the first fruits of their labours among
their unreached neighbours.
Shubash is delighted with his task but also
in the ministry. Many of the villagers demonstrate
to the Gospel message by
chasing him from their towns and accusing him of betrayal to
their traditional religion. Shubash's
takes a toll
on him and his family as they infrequently connect with their
nearest co-worker in the ministry who lives 5 km away. The
riches of the Scriptures are a delight to Shubash but he has
few opportunities to receive further Bible
which he longs to bring to the mission field.
Shubash's ministry challenges are not unique.
Many indigenous missionaries face similar hardships despite
the tremendous open door before them.
In consultation with indigenous mission leaders, AIM coordinates
as opportunities to address the
needs of indigenous missionaries such as Shubash. Delegates
are invited to come together for several days of
Encouragement, and Bible teaching.
In order to make Leadership Seminars accessible, AIM typically covers the costs of food, accommodation, and travel to and from the seminar location
for each indigenous missionary. It
costs about $45 per delegate
to attend a 3-day
AIM Leadership Seminar.
Leadership Seminars have a multiplying effect.
Indigenous missionaries return
to the field and share their encouragement and the teaching they receive with their villages and congregations.
updated December 20, 2016
A statewide seminar in India's northeast
Our missionaries have very little training and also they go
through very difficult times in the mission field. Leadership
Seminars give us an opportunity to put our arms around
their shoulders and encourage them while at the same time
giving some much needed training.
Director of New Life Ministries, India
Sponsor A Missionary
We feel so blessed
at the eagerness with
which they receive
the messages and
can we convey the
beauty of their faith,
the eagerness of
their desire to learn
and the warmth
of their love?
David & Cathy Wootton
AIM Volunteer Seminar Speakers