What is a “National Missionary Partner” and what do they do?
A Timothy Two “National Missionary Partner” is an indigenous pastor who has always lived in Asia, Africa or Latin America, who has completed the series of four Timothy Two workshops, and who is then sent to other towns and cities in his own country to teach those workshops to other groups of pastors. We call them “national” missionaries because they serve among their own people. By contrast, others of us would be referred to as “international” missionaries because we serve in many countries throughout a particular region. We call these pastors missionary “partners” because they extend our ability to reach other pastors within each country. They have contacts in other regions, cities and towns who also need these workshops.
The advantages of National Missionary Partners
There are three definite advantages to having National Missionary Partners work with us: 1) their travel expenses are lower than ours because they
are able to use local means of transportation instead of flying ; 2) there is no need or expense for an interpreter because they already speak the local language; and, 3) they are already familiar with the people and their culture so that the teaching is properly contextualized.
The funding of National Missionary Partners
Soon, we will have a page on the Timothy Two website to receive donations for National Missionary Partners for each region – Africa, Asia or Latin America. These donations will fund all the Partners in the region on an “as needed” basis coordinated by each Regional Director: Bryan Slater – Africa; Steve Curtis – Asia; and, Dan Sonnenberg – Latin America.
In the meantime, you may mail donations by check made out to Timothy Two Project International with “Latin America National Missionary Partners” or “Asia National Missionary Partners” or “Africa National Missionary Partners” in the subject line and send it to PO Box 7889, Wilmington, NC 28409.
You can “adopt” a Region
Thus, you can virtually “adopt” a Region to financially support the work of all the National Missionary Partners there. Each workshop taught by a Partner costs approximately $300-$500 U.S. And an entire series of four workshops costs approximately $1,200 – $2,000. With every donation, you are helping to train pastors in the fundamentals of the faith and providing the materials they can use to train others in their own churches, cities, and nation. We thank God for these Partners who are willing to put in the extra time and effort to train fellow pastors among their own people. And we thank you for your prayers and financial support on their behalf.
“And they sang a new song, saying, ‘Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.”‘ (Revelation 5:9-10)