Keynote Around the Globe

This has been a busy month at Keynote! Here’s a look at what God is doing.

SHORT FILM: Butler University

The Creative Communication Group (CCG), the Keynote team I work with, did a short film outreach on September 24 at local Butler University. We showed five short films and had the students turn in small groups between films to talk about what they saw and how it affected them individually. Britt, our team’s intern, gave a gospel presentation sharing about how God is continually pursuing us in love. Though most of the students were Christians, three indicated a desire to know more about spiritual things, and three indicated decisions for Christ. 28 wanted to get more involved in the Campus Crusade movement at Butler so they can grow spiritually.

TRAINING: Panama

Exciting things are happening on the training front! CCG coordinates Keynote training here and overseas, and just had a team return from Panama. Arlee, one of the Keynote coaches, wrote this after the first week:

We concluded the Trainer’s training today here in Panama City. There are now 4 newly trained comm coaches – Yariella, Marielena, Oliver and Juancho (from Guatamala).  Though they all claim to be nervous to start coaching next week, we know they are going to be amazing coaches!

And after week two (emphasis mine):

We had about 30 people in attendance over the course of the week, with ages ranging from 14 to 65 and the Central American team took on more and more of the responsibility as the week wore on…The Central American team is already looking at ways they can launch this training to the rest of the Central America – we had representatives from Guatemala, El Salvador and Costa Rica that want to see this training expand. I think this is on the brink of something big!  Please join us in praying that God would use this training to reach more and more people in ways we never expected!

(See more on Panama at http://samandarlee.com.)

INTERNET: Turkey

Because of our experience in creative communication, Keynote has been commissioned by the leaders of Campus Crusade for Christ to take the lead in developing innovative ways to share the gospel on the internet. Three Keynoters just returned from a conference in Turkey on internet ministry. Campus Crusade staff from around the world discussed ways to minister more effectively to the online community.

MUSIC: Mongolia

Keynote’s acoustic band, blue sky nine, just returned from a tour of Mongolia and South Korea. Here’s a summary of their time in Mongolia:

  • They performed for a student ministry, a ministry to teachers, a remote prison, a military base, and a medical mission (this one was taped for national cable TV!)
  • They taught seminars on live audio engineering and on using personal stories and music to build a bridge to share the gospel.
  • They played 6 shows to 1800+ people, with over 200 decisions for Christ.

And a “God-story”: band members Ryan and Holly were walking to dinner one night. They met a girl who heard them chatting and asked if they would talk with her to help her practice English. Over the course of the conversation, they led her to Christ and connected her to the local student ministry!

(For more on the tour, see http://scottnaylor.net.)

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