Recent Mission Trips

Romania, November 2017

 teaching a business leadership seminary in oradea, romania in conjunction with the school of management, emanuel university. biblical principles of leadership always offer profound wisdom and practical help!

teaching a business leadership seminary in oradea, romania in conjunction with the school of management, emanuel university. biblical principles of leadership always offer profound wisdom and practical help!

Over the course of a week, in addition to teaching in a few classes at Emanuel University, arrangements were made by the School of Management to host two leadership seminars for local business leaders. A breakfast at the Doubletree Hotel in Oradea kicked off the first seminar in one of their conference rooms on Tuesday morning of that week. The morning seminar allowed us to introduce biblical leadership principles to about ten business men and women from the Oradea business community. A group of a dozen or more attended an all-day seminar on Friday of that week on the Emanuel University campus. The hope is that the School of Management can continue to build bridges into the local business community so that the gospel can cross over and impact the lives of the leaders and through them their families, businesses and the entire surrounding community!


Cuba, January 2018

 Great time at pastors' conference in Havana in January 2018.

Great time at pastors' conference in Havana in January 2018.

Cathy and I joined a team of eighteen on a trip to Havana, Cuba to teach a pastors' conference for church planters, a women's conference, and then participate in ministry through the local churches on Sunday morning. Over the past few years, hundreds of churches and thousands of new believers have experienced the saving grace of Christ. We were overwhelmed by the strength of their commitment, the power of their testimony and the intensity of their heart for being equipped for life and ministry!

 Cathy taught a women's conference as a part of the cuban pastors' conference...great response! here she is with her translator.

Cathy taught a women's conference as a part of the cuban pastors' conference...great response! here she is with her translator.

A pictorial review of Havana, the conference, the churches and new amigos!

News from EFL...

Recent article on International Missions Board website...


...From Past Overseas Trips

The Diversity of the Body:  Our Time in South Africa - October 2016

For ten days in October 2016, David and Cathy Horner traveled to South Africa carrying out the vision of EFL to equip Christian leaders.   We especially enjoyed working alongside George Tissiere and Larry Warren with a work team from Providence.  They did an amazing job of painting, tiling, building a celling and in many other ways helping a church prepare its new building as a place of worship and child-care.  

Cathy taught a conference for women's leaders working in the Khayelitsha township. Along with a couple of other pastors and leaders from the United States, David got to teach as part of a church-planting pastors' conference.  The pastors are Ethiopian and have planted over 75 churches among Ethiopian refugees all over South Africa.  A hard-working team of leaders from South Korea give oversight to that great work and provide support for their labors.

 

Fruitful Weekend for the Gospel in Ukraine - April 2016

The collective choir, orchestra and bands of Baptist Youth of Ukraine provided the worship music for the forum.  This song is from a concert they led the night after the forum.

 baptist youth leadership forum, kiev, april, 2016

baptist youth leadership forum, kiev, april, 2016

God's gracious blessing on my book on principle-based ministry

 My book,  firmly rooted, faithfully growing , was translated and published in ukrainian and is being used to train church leaders in the baptist youth of ukraine.

My book, firmly rooted, faithfully growing, was translated and published in ukrainian and is being used to train church leaders in the baptist youth of ukraine.

 the ukrainian and arabic versions are translations of  firmly rooted, faithfully growing,  first published in 2003 with a reprint in 2013.

the ukrainian and arabic versions are translations of firmly rooted, faithfully growing, first published in 2003 with a reprint in 2013.

 
For the forum of Youth Leaders, the vision was presented and a good Word was delivered. A special thanks to you for the book which we and many other leaders use. ...People quickly understand the idea of vision and capture it. It works and it’s a great pleasure and joy.
— Volodia Volianyk, Lutsk, Ukraine
 The same book was translated and published in amman, jordan in the arabic language. glad they didn't ask me to proofread either version!

The same book was translated and published in amman, jordan in the arabic language. glad they didn't ask me to proofread either version!

 amman, jordan, april 2015 chapel at jordan evangelical theological seminary during the conference at which the book made its first arabic appearance!

amman, jordan, april 2015
chapel at jordan evangelical theological seminary during the conference at which the book made its first arabic appearance!


...On Reaching the Nations

But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both
in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.  Acts 1:8

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