A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. (John 13:34,35)
3rd Installation of The Missional Entrepreneur by Mark Russell series
The spiritual mission of business is not to establish a kingdom of wealth and power but to bring the kingdom of God into tangible reality. The kingdom of God can be most simply defined as God’s reign. So, the kingdom is the manifestation of God’s ideals, principles, values, and will. It can also be understood as a physical expression of a spiritual reality. Continue...
Jehovah Jireh! God Provides! God has sent a few key Kingdom Fellows to help share the burden to carry out the ministry. Ms. Kaye Min has joined SfK as the Regional Director for Resource Development (New York/New Jersey). God has also sent us Mr. Danile Ryumugabe as the Director of Transformation, Let us welcome these valuable assets to God's Kingdom and share the excitement of having them on board with SfK Ministries! Visit www.sfkministries.org to learn more about our SfK's new Kingdom Fellows.
SfK would also like to welcome Evangelene as an accounting professional to kick-start SfK's Shared Accounting Service. She is from originally from Singapore, but currently lives in Kigali, Rwanda. Praise be to the Lord! We are continually looking for additional accounting professionals to formalize the shared accounting services.
IBA Leaders Forum (June 19-21) and IBA Conference (June 23,24) - Jeffrey participated in both events and delivered a presentation about how to help the socially disadvantaged people sustain themselves with innovative finance. During these events, the Lord led Jeffrey to meet several Kingdom minded people. We are excited to see what God has in store for these new relationships!
SfK's implementing member in Thailand, Skybay Thailand, has been registered with the Thai Government and its registration under the Thai American Amity Treaty is now in process. We are hopeful the process will be completed in mid-July. Once completed, additional capabilities will be established for Skybay Thailand.
SfK has decided to hold two important Missional Business Academy (MBA) sessions in Chiang Mai and in Rwanda. For more details on the event, please see the "upcoming events" section below.
UPCOMING EVENTS & PRAYER REQUESTS
August 3, 2017: SfK Korea's first board meeting. Please pray that this important meeting will help lay the foundation right for the next steps.
August 20-24, 2017: Freedom Business Forum is to take place in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This forum will focus on how to free people trapped in human trafficking through missional businesses carried out with the love of Jesus Christ. Jeffrey plans to attend this important event. Please pray that powerful relationships and alliances may develop from the forum to bring glory to God who created all human beings in His image.
September 11-15, 2017: K-BAM Gathering in Mt. Sorak, Korea. Previously called BAM Global Consultation, this gathering is for Korean BAMers and those who are strongly interested in BAM. Please pray that this gathering will help develop an effective network of Korean BAMers to multiply the Kingdom impact.
September 15-17, 2017: BAM Conference in Dallas, Texas. BAM Global will hold this conference that attracts a growing number of people who are interested in BAM. If you are interested in attending this conference, please register through www.bamconference.com.Please pray that this conference will produce a significant impact on people who will attend.
September 14-16, 2017: Transformational Business Network (TBN) of Asia Conference to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia. This conference pulls not only businesses that seek transformation but also investors who are willing to put impact capital in these businesses. Please pray that the conference will be fruitful.
September 18-27, 2017: SfK MBA (Missional Business Academy) Chiang Mai 2017. SfK Ministries plans to hold this training session regularly so that missional entrepreneurs may plan to attend in advance. This training session is open primarily for existing missional businesses, but may also accept those who have strong commitment to starting up a missional business. We plan to hold a Business Plan Contest along with this MBA. Please pray that the preparation will be made prayerfully and thoughtfully.
October 30-November 10, 2017: SfK MBA Kigali 2017 II. This MBA is to equip trainers or committed missional entrepreneurs selected from hundreds of churches within the Kigali Diocese of Rwanda Anglican Church. Please pray that this MBA may raise up several effective trainers who will trickle down to other Rwandan entrepreneurs who will share the vision and mission designed for missional businesses.
Kingdom Fellows for Accounting Professionals and Resource Development - A few people have responded to this calling and we are deeply grateful for God's provision. We are continually looking for additional fellow Kingdom workers who will share their talents to carry out this noble task of nurturing and empowering missional businesses in Asia and Africa. Please let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org if the Holy Spirit leads you to join our ministry. Please pray with us and for us so that this essential services may be fully functional to support missional businesses that produce significant transformation impact for His Kingdom and the people they serve.
Until our next update, may God bless you richly so that you may become a greater blessing to your neighbors!