El Salvador—In September 2014, MAF and four partnering organizations held a formal pastor training for 105 pastors from El Salvador and the surrounding regions. Most of the participants came from rural areas and had little to no formal pastoral education. During the training, MAF introduced several different tools and methods that the participants could use in order to develop their own teaching strategies. Edwin (below) describes how he will use the training to impact those in his region.
MAF has just launched its newest training solution called StoryFire! StoryFire is a free six-part Bible storytelling and discussion series that will engage a variety of groups to discuss how Jesus’ teachings can transform lives today.
Mike and Brooke Harwood and their three sons ages 6, 4 and 16 months will soon be joining MAF’s Tech Resources Team in San Jose, Costa Rica. Joining the Costa Rica team represents a big step culturally for this Montana family ranch man and his Ohio born and raised wife who met while attending Montana Bible College.
Improving Navigation in Lumin Paks with "Next" and "Previous" Page Links
As of the latest release of Lumin (version 188.8.131.52), when you export your Lumin Pak you will notice that all of your content pages will automatically present buttons at the bottom of the screen for either advancing to the next content page, or navigating to the previous content page.
Learning season is back in full swing especially for our brothers and sisters in El Salvador who just completed their first pastor training session with MAF Tech Resources, along with four other partnering organizations. This was the first of many training sessions aimed at helping to equip local pastors in Santa Ana, El Salvador and the surrounding regions.
Ray Bakke, a leading missional leader, has observed that, “Missions is no longer across the ocean and geographically distant; it is across the street and is culturally distant, in our cities and in cities on all six continents.
Are you prepared for today’s mobile ministry challenge? In the words of David Pasipamire, ministering in Zimbabwe for Life Ministry Zimbabwe—a Campus Crusade for Christ ministry, “We are living in an oral world and a digital world and the two need to be connected. This in turn affects the way we teach, educate and help people to learn.” The challenge is to pioneer mobile ministry solutions for people that can help them orally, as David puts it, “carry out Jesus’ Great Commission within their own spheres, region, people group, or tribe, using local languages.”
Something big is about to happen at MAF. Learning Technologies (LT) and Information Technology (IT) are merging to create one joint technical resource ministry team. After almost 70 years of offering technology solutions, MAF is continuing to strengthen ministry impact by merging these crafts in order to serve unengaged and isolated communities around the world.