Podcast Series Archives: Global Disciple Builder

Interviews with Global Leaders on Discipleship and Culture

Wade Ewing: Humility as a Change Agent

Wade Ewing is the US director of African Inland mission, an organization that has been reaching out to unreached people groups in East Africa for over a hundred years.

 

Wade carries a peacefulness and quiet resolve which make him winsome both as a Christ follower and as a leader. Through decades of ministry and organizational leadership from his start as an African bush pilot to his current role helping to shepherd an organizational culture, Wade has cultivated a good humored gentleness and genuine interest in the contributions of others.

 

I sat down with Wade in his office to hear more of his story and to understand why in his view, humility is the key to everything from developing leaders to changing a culture.

 

For more information on resources discussed in today’s episode:

Global Disciple Builder: www.globaldisciplebuilder.com

Global Disciple Builder on Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/globaldisciplebuilder/

Worldwide Discipleship Association: www.disciplebuilding.org

Africa Inland Mission: www.aimint.org

Tim Coons: www.giantsandpilgrims.com

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Alex and Julie Paniagua: Mobilizing Restored Missionaries

Alex and Julie Paniagua were until recently the Costa Rica directors of Operation Mobilization. OM is a truly global consortium of young-at-heart Jesus followers who share a passion for the unreached and underserved. Alex is a Costa Rica native with a big relational heart who blends in physically and culturally throughout the global south. Julie grew up in Mexico, the blond-headed child of American missionaries. Alex and Julie settled in Costa Rica and gathered a team around a vision to reach Costa Rica’s rural indigenous communities. They’ve been developing a rugged ministry outpost in the rural community of Talamanca to show Christ’s love to unreached people and to train young missionaries for work all over the world.

 

For more information on resources discussed in today’s episode:

Global Disciple Builder: www.globaldisciplebuilder.com

Global Disciple Builder on Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/globaldisciplebuilder/

Worldwide Discipleship Association: www.disciplebuilding.org

OM Costa Rica: www.om.org/en/country-profile/costa-rica

Tim Coons: www.giantsandpilgrims.com

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Elvatta Abraham: Perseverance in a Missionary Graveyard

 Known by some as the “graveyard of Missionaries”, Bihar is famously resistant to the gospel. But 30 Years after Elvatta Abraham first founded it, ECFC ministries is responsible for 4 schools, 2 orphanages, clean water projects, a bible school, and 1800 house churches across 5 states.

 

But success came slow to Abraham. It was 8 years before he saw a single convert. He suffered years of rejection from the community. Meanwhile, his family struggled on the edge of poverty and depression. His current ministry success is underpinned by decades of perseverance and resilient hope in unique promises which Abraham felt God gave him from the Bible.

 

For more information on resources discussed in today’s episode:

 

Global Disciple Builder: www.globaldisciplebuilder.com

Global Disciple Builder on Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/globaldisciplebuilder/

Worldwide Discipleship Association: www.disciplebuilding.org

ECFC Ministries: www.hopeindiamission.org

Arahdna Music: www.aradhnamusic.com

Haggai Institute: www.haggai-institute.com/

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