Ambassador Inquiry- January 2017

Looking Back

“All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations will bow down before Him.” Psalm 22:27

 The Ambassador Institute was started in August 2007. Now, almost ten years later, it is encouraging and amazing to look back at what the Lord has done with this ministry. It started with the need to train pastors and leaders who would never be able to study in traditional school settings. The road blocks for these pastors were finances, distance, family, business, and learning methods. Ten years later, an oral training method has been made available to people in five countries and seven languages.

2007 – Recorded AFLTS classes taught in English

2008 – Introduction to the International Orality Network

2009 – The first Ugandan class of 20 was started

2010 – The first Indian class of 25 was started

2011 – The first Ugandan class graduated

  • Curriculum translated into Portuguese

2012 – The first Indian class graduated

  • Curriculum translated into Russian
  • Curriculum translated into Spanish
  • Oral Training was introduced to Ecuador

2013 – 70 students from 7 classes in Uganda graduated

  • Curriculum translated into Luganda for Uganda

2014 – 50 students graduated in India

  • Curriculum translated into Telugu for India
  • Aletheia Bible School started in Ecuador

2015 – 58 students from 8 classes in Uganda graduated

  • Romans curriculum was completed

2016 – 45 students from 7 classes in Uganda graduated

  • 24 students from 1 class in India graduated


Looking Forward

“’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” Jer. 29:11

Looking back is helpful when planning the future. The way the Lord has led can give clarity to where He is leading. The World Missions Committee has established some goals for the Ambassador Institute this coming year. These can be a prayer list as you remember the challenges of this ministry before the Lord. Every goal that we have requires some action on our part, as well as a dependence on the Lord to make it possible. Without the Lord directing our steps, we accomplish nothing. Without obedience on our part, we are resisting or rebelling against His call.


  • Finish Book Four in the curriculum which will focus on Free and Living Congregations, including sections on worship, the church, and leadership.
  • Translate Book Two of the Revised Spanish
  • Print the Revised Telugu


  • Encourage the Ambassador Institute leaders
  • Strengthen the classes and expand locations


  • Emphasize doctrinal understanding
  • Stress accountability
  • Promote quality teaching
  • Expand locations

Explore A New Field – such as a Caribbean country