SERVING IN: United States
MINISTRY FOCUS: Church Planting
Danny & Judy Armstrong have been missionaries with Globe since 1986. They spent their first years in Indonesia launching a Bible School to train church planters and church workers. They then lived in Malaysia working with an International team of church planters in Southern Thailand. During this time they partnered with others to launch the Center for Southeast Asian Studies in Thailand. In 2000 Danny and Judy moved back to the US and have been focused on mobilizing and equipping churches and individuals to reach the unreached of the world. In October 2011 they became part of the Globe leadership team and now serve as Directors for Training and Internships.
For the first time ever, we will be conducting our Candidate School virtually. God has not stopped calling people and thankfully people are still responding to follow God’s leading. September 14-18, eight candidates will be joining Globe and going through this training.
On the ministry front, our first-ever virtual missionary retreat was a huge success. We had 100 or more in attendance each of the three days and all of the feedback has been very positive. We had general sessions each day with the opportunity for participants to ask questions at the conclusion of each session. We also had breakout rooms for fellowship, prayer, or further questions. Danny and I oversaw one of the rooms for fellowship and enjoyed it so much!
We definitely had a different kind of Candidate School this time. The Coronovirus was just cranking up when Candidate
School happened. We had to work quickly to shorten Candidate School 101 from five days to four and Candidate
School 201 from three days to one. We had Candidates from outside the US stuck here rather than being able to
return to their countries. One of our Candidate’s flight was cancelled twice before she was finally able to fly home to
her home state. With all of that, we had a great time getting to know our new Globe missionaries. What a great group!!
As I write this newsletter, we are in the midst of Candidate School here at Globe and the world is in the midst of a pandemic panic with Covid19. As we gathered for devotions this morning, one of the Lead Team members shared Psalm 46 with us as a reminder that God is in control and we have no reason to fear! Much needed encouragement as we face the unknowns of our ever-changing circumstances.
As I write this, I am preparing to leave for three weeks in SE Asia (Feb. 10 – March 3). This trip will be primarily focused on Unreached People Groups in that area of the world. I will be traveling with a fellow Globe missionary. During this time, we will be attending a conference focused on a particular people group, making a trip into a country to visit and encourage new believers among 2 unreached groups, and visiting with Globe missionaries in two countries.
Danny will be in Asia for three weeks in February and early March with a Globe colleague. They will be visiting missionaries on the field and visiting a large refugee community. They are also involved in a meeting of other Kingdom workers focused on these refugee communities scattered over several countries in Asia. Please PRAY!
Recently we were blessed to be able to visit some of our interns in Clarkston, Georgia. They will soon be completing
a five-month training with Global Frontier Missions in their Mission Training School. While going through this training
program, they have had the opportunity to reach out to the community of refugees around them. They have also been able to participate in an ethnic church from the country they plan to go to.
In our last newsletter we were anticipating our Perspectives Picnic. The attendance was smaller than we had hoped, but we had a great time and most of those present have pledged to help in the promotion for the upcoming January class. Please join us in praying that God will draw those to this class that should be there.
This month Danny & I will be attending a conference in Tampa focused on church planting and disciple making movements in the U.S. and around the world. We feel this is a key conference for us and for Globe.
We met with our Perspectives Coordinating Team to begin planning for next year. We have been blessed with a young lady who has been trained and will be serving as coordinator for the class this year.
This past weekend we were blessed to hear three of our missionaries share in two different venues here in town regarding what God is doing in and through their lives. We love our job!!