How to Live as a Global Citizen Without Leaving the Country

by Paul Borthwick, DAI Senior Consultant, Author and Speaker As followers of Jesus Christ, we know that we’re supposed to be interested in the world beyond ourselves. But the world is vast (well over 7 billion souls), and the needs are immense.  How can we stay current with the world we live in and God’s work in it? How about a global prayer plan? Our primary impact on the world beyond ourselves...

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DAI Reaching the Jungle Tribes of Peru

Servant Leadership Training in Remote Villages of the Amazon Jungle To get to the village of Samaria, one must travel an hour by air from Lima, Peru to Pucallpa and then travel eighteen hours by boat upriver. This is the trip DAI staff have made many times this past year, in an effort to take the principles of servant leadership to the indigenous tribes of Peru. [caption id="attachment_7314" align="alignleft" width="300"]    ...

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Are You A Flavor-Enhancing Christian?

By Paul Borthwick When Jesus says, “You are the salt of the earth” (Matthew 5:13), what does this analogy mean? Some see salt as a preservative; therefore, God’s people serve to retard evil and preserve good in the world.  Others point out that salt was used as an expression of purity, the glistening clarity making it useful as a worship offering.  As such, we are supposed to be purifiers in a tainted...

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The Role of a Father

By Jairus Mutebe, Presented at Deliverance Church Makerere Hill, Kampala Uganda We are a country in need of fathers.   Families, and specifically fathers, play a formative role in shaping our childhood and our future. As part of the research done in 2007 among Deliverance Church youth, the following was observed. When asking youth, what was the greatest influence in your life? 59% responded that it was their families. 32% said that...

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DAI Courses Changing Lives in Sri Lanka

DAI Fundraising Course Helps Christian Leader in Sri Lanka to Improve the Lives of 60 Children Noel is helping to provide destitute children in Maskeliya with proper nutrition and the materials necessary to attend school. The climate, geography and geology of the Sri Lankan Highlands is ideal for tea cultivation but it is very labor intensive. As a British crown colony, Sri Lanka was known as Ceylon, which is where the name for Ceylon tea was...

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DAI Leadership and Management Courses

  Whether in DAI’s multi-session workshops, Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership Program (MAOL) or our online learning (institute.daintl.org), we strive to develop leaders through education that combines biblical principles and knowledge along with practical application. We have designed the courses below to teach a leadership style modeled after Jesus Christ, encouraging leaders to serve others from a place of spiritual connection and integrity.   Servant Leadership  - Provides a framework for...

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Spiritual Growth in Central Asia

  Working with younger leaders is a primary strategy for DAI throughout Central Asia, as they are hungry for teaching, mentoring and support.   DAI’s Spiritual Formation course opens the door for Christian leaders in Central Asia to discover how to trust God. A DAI staff member shares, “People are used to seminars, and quickly forget them in a couple of weeks. In this regard, it becomes important to build the learning...

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Letter from Jane Overstreet, President/CEO

  DEAR FRIENDS, 'Transformation’ is a word that is so overused today that it has almost lost its meaning. Nonetheless, it is the one word leaders consistently use when they share their experiences with DAI’s programs. What makes our programs transformational? A key element is the curriculum! DAI offers eighteen courses that focus on specific needs and issues facing Christian leaders living and working in majority world countries. In this issue, we...

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Engaging the Global Village of Faiths

by Paul Borthwick, DAI Senior Consultant, Author and Speaker Having just returned from DAI course facilitation in Kathmandu, Nepal, I’m thinking a lot about the need for Christians to know how to engage in conversation with people of other faiths.  Nepal (formerly called the “Hindu Kingdom of Nepal”) is full of images, temples, altars, and symbols of their dominant religion – Hinduism.  But the shrines, stupas and prayer flags of Buddhism also...

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DAI Announces Winner of 2017 University Student Filmmaking Contest

The Winner of DAI's University Student Filmmaking Contest is Ben Root of Austin, Texas.   DAI announced that Ben Root, of Austin, Texas, is the winner of their 1st annual University Student Filmmaking Contest, in which students were tasked to bring an inspirational leadership story to life in three minutes or less while demonstrating strong interviewing and filmmaking skills. Ben is currently studying film and media production at the University of Texas at Austin. “I believe that...

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