We are Cambodian team from New Life Fellowship churches in Cambodia. We were really blessed when Dalton came and trained us in the leadership and leader characteristics — and coached us to grow more and more in the Lord. Our leaders really appreciate that, and want him to come back again, and we hope that he will have chance to come back again.
We prepare our soil, and God increases our impact – 30 60 100 fold! —Matthew 13:23
FROM OUR CLIENTS
- Pastor Heng Sotha
My name is Alexander Kolinkovsky. I am 34 years old. I am a medical doctor and work in hygiene and preventive toxicology in Danylo Halitski Lviv National Medical University. I teach hygiene, preventive medicine, human ecology, and toxicology to medical students, doctors, and graduate faculty.
I first read the Bible when given a little pocket New Testament at school by the Gideons. I took this book with me everywhere. My family began to visit a Baptist church. There in 2000, we watched the film Jesus, based on the Gospel of Luke. I accepted Jesus in my life together with all the members of our family.
Sasha’s parents and brother (left) and with his wife and children (right)
In 2004, I was baptized and became a church member. Soon I became a regular preacher at Sunday services. In 2013, our pastor and his family left our church unexpectedly and relocated in the USA. A year later, church members elected me to serve as pastor. I felt myself not ready for such service and was concerned about pitfalls. Until this point, I considered wisdom to be preventing problems or mastering them. I thought that the main way dealing with stones on the road is to go around them, if possible, to avoid the future obstacles.
In late 2014 our dear brothers and sisters in Christ (Dalton and Vicki Jantzen, Ed and Alice kraft) visited Lviv and led many of us in the Spiritually Healthy Leader® workshop and Bible study. We talked about spiritual fitness and finishing well. These families in Christ encouraged us with their personal testimonies and how they lived out their spiritual lives in practical ways. I came to understand that our main obstacle in life is not our fall, and not that we have pitfalls, but that pitfalls have benefits, too. The main task of a Christian is not to try to avoid pitfalls any way but to prepare himself and be always ready to overcome problems with our Lord. I needn’t be afraid of pitfalls. A walk with God may feel dangerous, but I am always safe and well protected. This approach works; it is true and practical indeed. The visit from 30 60 100 MINISTRIES encouraged our church and me greatly.Sasha Kolinkovsky
God brought Dalton and Vicki to Costa Rica in early 2013 at a crucial point in my life. My wife and two children had been attending church for a while. I had only begun to come with them. Everything in my life was going wrong: I was far from God, I did not have a stable job, I was consumed by the vice of liquor, and I was at the point of separating from my family. So when our church hosted the Spiritually Healthy Leader® workshops and my wife Cindy invited me to attend, I went with her and we brought our family.
When the workshop began, I noticed that Dalton spoke with authority and wisdom yet godliness and humility. My heart broke as I listened to the Word. I felt that I was singularly empty and wanted to escape or run away. I was an ignorant sinner in the wrong place. But as the session continued, God spoke to me and caused me to see that I needed to change. It was the kind of change that only He can make. From that point forward my focus became studying the Word, fighting the battle between the flesh and spirit, submitting to God and allowing Him to do the work, learning to have healthy relationships, leaving behind pride and sinful desires, and learning biblical principles.
In the time since Dalton and Vicki visited us in Costa Rica, God has changed my life and the lives of those in my family. Today, it’s to God’s glory that I pastor a ministry in my home. My wife teaches Bible studies for women who are fighting alcohol and drug addiction. My son plays the guitar in worship services and my daughter helps care for the children during church services.
I thank God for workers like you who have a heart turned to God!Wagner Nuñez