Timothy Two’s 24 Workshop Groups in Latin America: A Photo Essay

by Daniel L. Sonnenberg

From 2016 to January 2020, International Missionaries and National Missionary Partners trained 211 pastors and ministry leaders and 72 children’s leaders in 24 different groups through 52 workshops in 15 different cities and 10 different nations throughout Latin America.

Below are pictures of all 24 groups in Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

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Topics in the workshops for pastors and ministry leaders.

Topics in the workshop for children’s ministry leaders.

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CENTRAL AMERICA

Independence, BELIZE

Santa Tecla, EL SALVADOR (Group 1)

Santa Tecla, EL SALVADOR (Group 2)

Managua, NICARAGUA

SOUTH AMERICA

Llanquihue, CHILE

Osorno, CHILE

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How Timothy Two Project International Helps the Church to Honor God: Workshop Participant Testimonials

by Daniel L. Sonnenberg

Timothy Two Project International began in 2011 by sending one missionary to one nation in response to one pastor’s plea from Mindat, Burma. By the end of 2019, Timothy Two had more than 24 missionaries serving in 43 nations of Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Timothy Two exists to serve a critical need around the world. We are committed to equipping and training indigenous pastors and ministry leaders with the essential truths of the Christian faith so that they can train others.

Mission

Paul instructed Timothy to teach others to teach (2 Tim 2:2). This is at the heart of our mission. So, we not only teach the pastors; we teach them how to take what they learn and teach it in their churches and communities, as well.

…what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also…”

~ 2 Timothy 2:2

This way, the mandate from Christ in the Great Commission to “make disciples” can be accomplished in areas of the world where there is little or no formal biblical and theological training available.

Methodology

First, we provide study materials that teach important doctrines from the Bible. Next, we use these materials in intensive workshops in the field. These workshops have two parts: training the indigenous leaders, and training them to train others. Then, workbooks and resources are given to the indigenous leaders to help them to teach others – and to train those people to disciple others, too! 

​Finally, we are committed to the long-term success of local churches. To this end, ongoing support is provided to insure the vitality of the local church. ​​

Honoring God

Perhaps the best way to illustrate how Timothy Two helps the church to honor God in their lives is through the testimonies of some of the workshop participants. I work primarily in Latin America. So I will draw the testimonies from there.

Testimonials

Francisco

“I want to share what this workshop has done for us. It brings a lot of knowledge in the Word of God to every student. These are some of the things I have learned:

  1.  I have learned to worship God, to be in love with Him, and that causes me to be more willing to obey and to praise Him.
  2. I have learned how to guide a group of people under my charge. It has caused us to put in order the work of God in our church, and it has taught me the requirements that every leader must have.
  3. I have learned how to evangelize non-believers, and also about the spiritual gifts we have received from the Lord. This workshop challenges me with the help of God to serve others with love.
  4. I thank all the sisters and brothers – my fellow participants in the class – because by being in the workshop together we have learned from each other.”
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The Life and Work of Helmuth Aguilar, Timothy Two National Missionary in Chile and El Salvador

by Daniel L. Sonnenberg

Update on Helmuth June 15, 2020:

Please pray for our national missionary partner, Helmuth Aguilar, who remains stranded in Chile since March so that he can return to his wife, Hilda, and their home in El Salvador when airports open up.

Article originally published May 25 continues below:

I want to tell you a story about a Latin American pastor-teacher-musician and a recent Timothy Two workshop for pastors and ministry leaders that he taught just a few days before the nation of Chile shut down because of COVID-19. And don’t miss his music video at the end of this post.

Helmuth (center) with his mother Detelvina (right)

Helmuth Zalathiel Aguilar Navarro grew up in the Los Lagos (“Lakes”) region of southern Chile (South America) and completed his theological training at the Baptist Seminary in Santiago, Chile during the 1980’s. His mother, Detelvina Navarro Cárdenas, age 88, still lives in this region of Chile where she and her husband, the late Blas Aguilar, served as pastors for over 60 years. His mother, also known as “Pastora Nina,” hosted a radio program “Opening Scriptures” for children on radio Colonia for many years. Now retired, she is still serving the Lord by facilitating a weekly home Bible study.

You may have noticed, like I did, that Helmuth’s first name looks and sounds more German than Chilean. That’s because this region was settled also by German immigrants as part of a state-sponsored colonization plan between 1850 and 1875 after the German revolutions of 1848-49. “[T]he Germans of southern Chile retained much of their German culture or Deutschtum.” So over the course of time, many communities in this region developed a “dual Chilean and German sense of belonging.” So it’s not surprising that Helmuth’s parents gave him a German-sounding first name when he was born.

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Nine Timothy Two Workshops Scheduled in Latin America during January and February

Timothy Two 2020 Latin America Schedule (to date)

Below are all the workshops and conferences scheduled in Latin America for 2020 to date. Included are workshops taught by me and Beth as well as our National Missionary Partners (*NMPs). I will also help represent Timothy Two at our denomination’s General Assembly in June. All those indicated “Wrkshp 1” are new groups of pastors and ministry leaders beginning their training in 2020.

  • Jan 13-17: Trujillo, PERU (*NMP Reynaldo Rubio) Wrkshp 1
  • Jan 19-Feb 1: Santa Tecla, EL SALVADOR (*NMP Helmuth Aguilar) Wrkshps 1, 2
  • Jan 20-27: Managua, NICARAGUA (*NMP Leonel De La Rosa) Wrkshp 1
  • Jan 25-Feb 1: Guayaquil, ECUADOR (Dan/Beth Sonnenberg) Wrkshp 2, Children’s Ministry
  • Mar 20-24: Osorno, CHILE (NMP Helmuth Aguilar) Wrkshop 3
  • Mar 20-26: Cartagena, COLOMBIA (Dan/Beth Sonnenberg and Intern Dale Brown) Wrkshp 2, Children’s Ministry (POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19)
  • May 17-26: Guayaquil, ECUADOR (Dan Sonnenberg) Wrkshp 3 (POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19)
  • Jul 20-26: La Romana, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Dan/Beth Sonnenberg) Wrkshp 3, Children’s Ministry  
  • Oct 12-16:  Panama City, PANAMA (Dan Sonnenberg attending conference of 400-500 pastoral trainers working in Latin America and the Caribbean) 
  • **TBD: Jacmel, HAITI (*NMP Lucien Joseph) Wrkshp 4 
  • **TBD: Palmira,  CUBA (*NMP Ariandys Aguiar) Wrkshps 2, 3, 4
  • **TBD: Osorno & Llanquihue, CHILE (*NMP Helmuth Aguilar) Wrkshps 3, 4
  • **TBD: San Salvador, EL SALVADOR (*NMP Herbert Portan) Wrkshp 1
  • **TBD: Sanatio de Sonomoro & Cashingarani, PERU (*NMP Luis Rojas Espinoza) Wrkshp 2

    * NMP. A National Missionary Partner (NMP) is a trusted indigenous pastor who has completed all four workshops and is being sent by Timothy Two to other parts of his nation or neighboring nations to teach the workshops.
    **TBD. Date to be determined.

Alere Magazine 2019: Timothy Two Year in Review

The new edition of Alere, Timothy Two’s annual digital magazine is now available!

You may recall that alere is a Latin word that can mean “to nourish,” “to educate,” or “to cherish.” This sums up what this ministry is all about! We want to nourish people in their faith, teach them about God’s Word, and – above all – let them know that they are cherished – by us and by Christ Jesus, who loved them enough to redeem them from the power of sin and death! 

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