Thursday, July 16, 2009

Personal Update & Adrian Rogers Legacy Library


For those of you who may have followed my personal life and ministry to any degree, I want to take the prerogative of sharing a personal update, as well as an exciting announcement.

After 19 years of missionary service to Spain (including the last two years in which we have been on Stateside Assignment and Leave of Absence), Kelly and I have come to a decision to officially resign from the International Mission Board. Our hearts are still very much committed to the advance of God’s Work around the world, and, in a special way, with the people of Spain, and the many dear friends we have there. We also remain supportive of the work of the IMB, and continue to pray God’s richest blessings on all of our colleagues who continue to serve Him through this strategic organization that God is continuing to use in mighty ways around the world. However, through various circumstances, God has made clear to us in the past months that, for the welfare of our family, we need to spend the next season of our lives living in the United States.

On the heels of this painful decision, God has graciously provided an opportunity for me to continue in fulltime ministry with the Adrian Rogers Pastor Training Institute. Among other projects in which I am involved, ARPTI has recently finished production of the 14-session, 10-DVD, “What Every Pastor Ought to Know” training course in Spanish. There are some exciting opportunities opening up in the near future to carry these materials to Latin America, and join hands with national Christian leaders, to train pastors on a wide-scale basis in various countries.

Another project on which I am dedicating significant time at present is the production of the Adrian Rogers Legacy Library. The following paragraphs, lifted from the Adrian Rogers Legacy Library website, give a brief overview of what this is all about…
The family of Adrian Rogers, along with the Adrian Rogers Pastor Training Institute, announces the formation of the Adrian Rogers Legacy Library. The goal of the Adrian Rogers Legacy Library is to capture the entire lifetime sermon output of Dr. Rogers in a state-of-the art online format.

This sermon library, when finished, will contain the full notes and transcripts of over 4000 sermons by Adrian Rogers, along with streaming audio and video, all in a fully indexed, cross-referenced and searchable format. Library “members” will be able to search Dr. Rogers’ entire body of work by keyword, topic, theme, scripture reference, “Adrianism,” and illustration.

It is a great blessing for me, at this time of my life, to be able to sit at the very same desk at which my father used to work, and spend hours editing texts and materials, knowing that these materials will help to keep his legacy alive, and touch lives for the advance of God’s Kingdom for years to come, both here in the States and around the world.

I would like to invite you to click here and visit the Legacy Library site, and learn more about this monumental project, as well as access a dynamic 5-minute video clip overview

There is also a 2-minute video clip, featuring Dr. James Merritt, presenting an exciting opportunity to become a part of the Legacy Library team, that can be accessed here.

If you would like to learn more about the overall ministry of the Pastor Training Institute, you should click here.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your prayers for me and my family in this new season of our life and ministry. I hope to keep you posted from time to time, as God continues to lead us and we seek to be obedient to Him.

5 comments:

Les Puryear said...

David,

God's blessings upon you and your family as you begin this new road in your lifelong journey with Christ.

Les

Anonymous said...

David,

Thank you for your commitment to Spain over the past years. You have made a great difference to the spiritual situation in each of the locations where we have known you and we wish you every blessing and great fruitfulness in your new ministry.

Chris & Hilde Mathieson
www.prayforspain.com

billycreech said...

David,

You family made such a huge impact on me in the brief time that we spent together. I have no doubt that God is going to use this new project to impact the kingdom in huge ways!

Billy

Kevin in Manila said...

Just happened to stop by your blog today because I was wondering what you are up to. Blessings on your new endeavors.

Barrett M. Lampp said...

Blessings and joy as you make this transition in Service to the Kingdom.... I'm sure Adrian is pleased....Blessings....barrett