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Serving Evangelical Ministry Leaders Around the World

Spring/Summer 2002

 


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GMI Partnerships


Partnerships link GMI to mission around the world

Nigeria

The Nigeria Evangelical Missions Association (NEMA) is committed to mobilizing Nigerians for world mission and serves as the coordinating group for indigenous agencies totaling some 3000 full-time missionaries serving in 31 countries.

NEMA is led by Rev. Timothy Olonade, its Executive Secretary. During the past year, NEMA held a Missions Executive Congress in which some 120 missions leaders met to discuss leadership initiatives for missions advancement in Nigeria. NEMA's recent "Tribes Around Lake Chad" consultation focused on partnership, resource-sharing, and strategy to reach the tribes around Lake Chad.

NEMA serves as a missions research and mobilization center for Nigeria. In partnership with GMI, they are producing and distributing strategic information resources, including CD-ROMs and maps. NEMA is planning a two-week missions research seminar for Nigerian leaders.

Contact Timothy Olonade at Tim.Olonade@Hisen.org or on the web at www.nigeriamissions.org.

Korea

Korea Research Institute for Missions (KRIM) serves as the research arm of Global Missionary Fellowship. KRIM provides information needed for intercultural ministry, to research and develop mission strategies, to consult on mission policies and programs, and to provide educational resources for local churches, mission agencies, and missioners.

Led by Dr. Steve Moon, KRIM contributes greatly to evangelical missions. This includes research work for Operation World and for the initial study on missionary attrition by WEF's mission commission, publishing a biweekly news bulletin and a missiological journal, and training programs on ethnographic research and information technology.

In partnership with GMI, KRIM is preparing a major seminar on "The Information Superhighway and Mission in the 21st Century" for the upcoming student conference Mission Korea 2002. KRIM is also leading the Korean ICCM (International Conference on Computing and Mission).

Contact Steve Moon at ssmoon@hananet.net or on the web at www.krim.org.

Brazil

SEPAL is dedicated to serving the leadership of Brazil's rapidly growing church. One of their key objectives is raising up Brazilians who will go as missionaries to the least-reached peoples and places around the world, especially the Muslim world. SEPAL missionary Ted Limpic also serves as director of research and information for COMIBAM, the continent-wide missions mobilization organization.

SEPAL recently produced three CDs in Portuguese packed with mission information, maps, PowerPoint presentations, charts and photographs-over 1200 copies are already in use today within Brazil.

Their current projects include developing two new CD-ROMs-The World of Islam and Reaching India (both in Portuguese and Spanish)-and developing a comprehensive catalog of all mission agencies of Latin America, Spain, and Portugal.

Contact Ted Limpic at TedLimpic@xc.org or on the web at www.sepal.org.br.

India

LifeSteps provides technology and ministry support services to churches, church-related institutions and mission groups working in North India.

In partnership with GMI, LifeSteps has conducted missions-research training for researchers in North India. More recently, GMI's "Listen First, Speak Later" cultural research project found application in the proverbs research in the Punjabi language spoken by over 27 million people. "Proverbs of the Jat Sikhs" a booklet outlining the ten key proverbs of the Jat Sikhs was published. Similar research for the Urdu language is in process.

LifeSteps is currently engaged in developing a comprehensive database that will profile pastors and churches in the major urban centers in North India.

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