Here are a few of the many recent stories of Hope and Transformation reported from NLBI’s Trainers!
Sarah Amani taught 400 SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS how to cope with difficult emotions such as stress, sadness, worry, frustration and anxiety from NLBI Lessons. 300 requested baptism after the teachings.
48 high school students and their parents, 8 school teachers, and guests from the Ministry of Education attended an NLBI seminar in western Kenya conducted by NLBI Trainer Stephen Misiko and wife Joan Chebet. “The church’s purpose in organizing this seminar was to equip the students with life changing materials from NLBI, which are Biblically-based, to prepare them to become proactive members of the society, the nation, and the world at large”, said Stephen and Joan.
Christian Youth Leaders from 29 churches in Uganda experienced “awakening, self-realization, acceptance and relationship-building” December 14-17, 2017 using NLBI lessons! Thirteen young people gave their lives to Jesus and were baptized by Geoffrey Oguttu. Some renewed their commitment to Jesus while others mended broken relationships. Still others promised to go home and make things right with their parents, friends, neighbors and siblings.
Mision para Cristo, a 20-year mission work in Nicaragua led by Benny and Donna Baker, invited NLBI to train a diverse group of people how to use the NewLife Behavior lessons and Responsive Teaching Method. Four people from government programs working with ‘at risk youth’ attended an NLBI seminar in Jinotega, Nicaragua. They were counselors and parole officers. “Mision para Cristo works closely with a federal judge who want to use NLBI lessons to encourage juvenile offenders to change their behavior,” reported NLBI Master Trainer Lyndah Drum. The Managua seminar was comprised of men and women in churches who work with people in the community, gangs, and women in need and in prisons.
“You gave your heart and shared genuine love by listening to each and every person’s comments. You gave significance to each person’s views and made them all feel of greater value in the Kingdom of the Lord. Men and women sat in groups and talked, brainstorming together over Christ’s Love.“ — NLBI Trainers Felix and Rachel Rawago’s comments about Gary & Cecelia Bingham’s visit to Africa
Bugabula Church of Christ hosted Gospel Chariot evangelists from Jan 22 -24 and they were able to preach the word and convert 52 people. All these were baptized. Because of NLBI’s philosophy of making effective disciple makers, NLBI Trainer Duncan Ojiambo and two others used NLBI lessons to help this church disciple these new babies in Christ and equip them to continue with our mission of making disciples. On Feb 14-15, 40 of the 52 new converts attended a 2-day NLBI seminar.
“One of the outcomes of the increasing use of NLBI curriculum is that churches and government institutions (Police, Prisons, and the Army) are becoming more and more aware of the necessity of incorporating NLBI curriculum in their educational systems,” reported NLBI Certified Trainer Bary Phiri after providing training to several leaders in Malawi.
NLBI’s efforts lead to people becoming Christians, churches being established,
and people being reconciled to their families and communities.
In January 2007, we began with one trainer and now have 30 volunteer indigenous trainers who have taught 20,300 people from 30 countries in North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Eastern and Western Europe, Philippines, and the Pacific Rim. These are able to teach others.
NLBI serves people from all walks of life — students and teachers in public and private elementary, junior high, and high schools; students and teachers in public and private universities; students in Bible colleges and preacher training schools; missionaries, church leaders, and local congregations; nursing schools; inmates and staff in prisons and juvenile detention centers; youth on house arrest; staff members in orphanages; and the general public in various communities.
NLBI has 14 courses of 13 lessons each, including one children’s course as well as a train-the-trainer course, which teaches the Responsive Teaching Method.
Are The Train-The-Trainer Materials and Bible-Based Curriculum Producing the Desired Results?
“Dr. H.M.’s class was the best course I have ever attended in my life. It is very practical to life. I say that from the bottom of my heart and in all honesty. I was having trouble with my hot temper. However, I believe God’s timing was the very best in my life who made it possible for me to meet Dr. H.M. … I was transformed and now I focus on transforming other people’s lives … NLBI to me is a movement for changing lives forever until eternity comes.”
Tabo of Namibia
“I was reading a new lesson (from NewLife Behavior) when I gained an insight … (these) lessons are just as applicable to my life as to the life of anyone behind bars. Indeed, the NLB lessons fit the needs of anyone entrapped behind the bars of sin.”
Ray Thompson, NLBI Trainer USA
“Thank you for your wonderful lessons. It is vital to know of all the Christians who are living in our present world. I am interested in the lessons and thankful to you for your permission to add to the curriculum of Myanmar Preachers Training School. The school will be starting in June 2016.”
Alex Kie Bu Hung, Yangon, Myanmar, Philippines
“Thank you for all the wonderful work you are doing. For quite some time I have been praying for God to show me the work He wants me to do, and I feel called to help/counsel people and families, especially those with addictions and the behavioral issues that arise from that. I am not a trained counselor but your curriculum seems to answer the need.”
Peggy, Uganda, Africa
“NewLIfe Seminars provide an effective and Christ-centered means of rebuilding, reorienting and revitalizing the basic building block of our society — the family.”
Chaplain Powell Pendergraft
“NLB material is aptly written to cater to a cross section of every society and situation. This material is less intimidating to people than other Christian literature.”
Kennedy Mukuka, President, Zambia Christian Institute
“Thank you for everything you are doing to see that the work of our Lord is reaching everyone. I am seriously committed to the ministry, and there are so many people to reach. We thank you for extending this wonderful ministry to Uganda and especially western Uganda. Together with my team of six members, we have started this program seriously for the betterment of our communities and changing people’ behaviors in our churches and communities”
Taliwabo Rabson, Uganda, Africa