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Christina of NigerAfter attending VOM-led training sessions with her husband, "Christina" began to meet with women in four villages, teaching Christians and witnessing to non-believers. Before attending the training sessions, she had been afraid to openly share the Gospel. The non-Christian women had frightened Christina by showing her the graves of missionaries, and some vendors in the local market had stopped accepting her money after discovering that she was a believer.

However, Christina gained much encouragement from the sessions on evangelism and church planting, and she praises God for the new method of sharing the Gospel that she had learned during the training. The training sessions -- which included more than a hundred participating pastors, evangelists and their wives -- offered courses in Biblical storytelling, church planting and worship with traditional instruments, among other relevant topics.

May this ministry training continue to be an effective means of reaching even more villagers for Christ so that they, too, will be able to personally testify of His life-saving grace.