This year marks the 20th anniversary of Ta Ethne. From humble beginnings in 1995 using Prodigy dial-up to start what was then called Discernment Ministries to partnerships across the globe, God has blessed us with many opportunities. We started by offering Personal Investigative Bible Studies free to any who wanted one and writing articles on the dangers of heresies in the church. Growth was slow and while many audio and written resources were produced and distributed we seemed to struggle just to stay afloat. 2004 saw the lowest point of our existence. Grand were the plans that year, with the biggest being a Bible Institute. Courses were prepared, instructors lines up, a building secured and a launch date was set. An online option was offered and we enrolled our first students from India. Then the wheels came off one by one, the institute never materialized, and we had to see where we missed God’s leading.
From that soul searching moment came 2005 and a new direction began. A trip to East Asia unexpectedly led us to work with the underground church and started a partnership that is still running. That was followed by training opportunities in Malaysian churches and the rest was history. Books started to be written and made available, speaking engagements started happening and our role of helping to train church leaders across the globe was cemented.
A couple years ago we relaunched with the name Ta Ethne, feeling it better fit our purpose. A move to the Southeast US was also accomplished and new resources continue to be developed. God willing, in the coming year, we will begin production on an audio version of The 180 Project and begin work on some new resources.
Continue to lift us up in prayer as we look forward to serving another 20, 30, 40 years or longer. Partner with us and spread the word. Have us come for a seminar or conference or help donate so we can continue to offer resources free to churches in other countries. We have invitations to go and speak in India and the Philippines and simply are waiting for the funds to come in. God has blessed us these many years and we are confident He will continue to bless us in the future.
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The first 3 donors to Ta Ethne in the month of August will receive an autographed copy of A Heart Hungry for Worship. You can donate through Paypal at our sister site: http://discernmentministries.webs.com. Use the instruction box to request your free copy. Offer may be combined with other donation offers stated in our newsletter and is valid for both new and continuing supporters.
Thank you and God bless your continued support.
This month will, God willing, see downloadable resources available for our readers use. Both from this site, and from our sister site, http://www.discernmentministries.webs.com, there will be bible studies added on various topics. Sometime in the middle of August, we will make available, free of charge, a Kindle version of our newest book, A Heart Hungry for Worship for a week. When we get firm dates we will post them. If you do not have a Kindle device, you can download a PC version free from Amazon to use on your home computer or laptop. A PDF copy can be emailed also during that time to overseas friends.
More podcasts of sermons and studies will be posted also. We have been asked about posting video teachings and we will be looking into that for later in the fall. When that becomes available it will be posted on our sister site, which has the capability of storing video.
As you can see, it is going to be a busy August. Will you pray about becoming a monthly partner to help us as we grow? Donations are accepted on our sister site. Commit to praying for us and share our podcasts and resources with friends.
Thank you so much for all the support and feedback we have received. May God get the glory and have His word spread to all peoples.
Because of the tremendous opportunities extended by brothers and sisters in churches across the globe, Discernment Ministries of Montana needed to reorganize to keep up with demand. Our ministry, launched first in 1995, began by bringing discipleship training and missions opportunities to the Big Sky country. In 2005, we extended our training into Asia, at the request of national pastors there. Demand for training in God’s Word continues to increase, so to be better stewards of God’s gifts we are in the process of reorganizing in Ta Ethne. Stay tuned as we share stories of overseas events, mission opportunities, testimonies and resources.