Building Global Leaders
Posted in: International, Leadership, Personal Growth
When you think about sharing the Gospel message with Latin American military and police leaders, doing it in Washington DC is not the destination you think of. Every year, chosen student officer leaders and instructors from Latin America go to our capitol to take a year-long course at the Inter-American Defense College at Fort McNair.
Because of a great partnership between Cru Military® and the chaplaincy, there is an open door to speak into the spiritual lives of all who travel north to be trained. Recently, 26 Latin American student officers heard the gospel, and over half invited Christ into their lives. So now, in addition to learning excellent defense strategy skills, they are also learning how to live a Christ-filled life. Discipleship follow-up groups meet each week at the college, one group for the students and one for the instructors. Many become military and national police leaders when they return to their countries.
As they are promoted in their careers, they also become influential leaders who can open doors for future Cru Military® ministry in their countries. A graduate from Honduras is now actively involved in his own country to help open up a vital ministry to the national police in sharing who Jesus is and how important it is to have Him in their lives. In Guatemala, a recent graduate has helped gain an open door to begin the Cru Military ministry in his country. Because of the partnership we have with the chaplaincy at the school to teach about Jesus, and the opportunity to train military and police leaders, God is using these graduates to open up doors to reach the global military and police with the testimony of a Christ-filled life in action.