“And Jesus said, ‘Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.’” (Mark 16:15)

Jesus said, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all of Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)

God’s Spirit is on the move in South East Asia! I was praying earlier this month for the South East Asia CCEF conference that is happening this week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I prayed specifically for a good showing of countries in the area. Two hours after praying I received an email from an elder of a church in Vietnam. Through a contact in Singapore, he heard of the conference and said he “would definitely be interested to send a team.”

Five years ago, CCEF was virtually unknown in Malaysia. But following a kick-off conference in January 2012, I became CCEF’s representative in Malaysia and have served in that capacity for over three years. To date, more than 100 students have benefited from the School of Biblical Counseling courses, and CCEF now has a partner organization, EQUIP, that nurtures biblical counseling in Malaysia.

Because of its central location in South East Asia, Malaysia is opening its doors to host this regional conference. Besides Malaysia, CCEF students from India, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan have all been invited. This week’s conference features Ed Welch speaking on “Side by Side,” equipping churches to love and care for one another, and “Shame Undone,” sharing the good news the gospel offers to all who have experienced the sting of shame. In addition, students have an opportunity to interact with Ed, and network with fellow students from other countries. We are excited to hear how CCEF courses have touched the lives of these students, and how they, in turn, are better equipped to love others well.

It is a great privilege to partner with CCEF and watch God transform lives around the world. Please pray for me, Ed & Sheri Welch, the Malaysian EQUIP team, and all those attending the South East Asia CCEF Conference.

-Janet Nygren, CCEF counselor

Join with us and help send Ed, Sheri and Janet into the world! This trip to Malaysia is estimated to cost $10,000 and includes flights, transportation, lodging, food, and staff time for planning and the two-week trip.

Please pray for this trip and our many friends in Malaysia. And if you are able, please consider a special gift to offset this trip. You can donate online here.

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