In April, DNA co-founder Darrow Miller was invited by DNA Philippines to speak at churches and Christian training centers in Sebu and Manila. He returned truly impressed and excited about the significant influence DNA Philippines is having, not only on churches in the Philippines, but on Christian leaders throughout Asia.
Dr. Reynaldo (Rey) Tanijura and Debbie Toribio are co-Directors of DNA Philippines. Debbie also serves as Philippines Country Director with Food for the Hungry. (Here’s the DNA Philippines brochure.)
A strategic relationship has formed between DNA Philippines and the International Graduate School of Leadership in Quezon City, founded by Campus Crusade for Christ. Rey serves as adjunct professor, as does Frank Pardue, a career missionary to the Philippines. Rey and Frank helped introduce DNA materials into the school’s curriculum. Graduates of the school are leading churches in more than 16 Asian nations.
Darrow spoke at the school to approximately 60 students. Half were from the Philippines and half were young Christian leaders from other Asian nations, including India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Uzbekistan. According to Darrow, “the students were deeply touched by the talk on Nurturing Nations and the maternal heart of God. It brought tears to the eyes of many in the class.”
Darrow also spoke to a group of 130 church, ministry, and NGO leaders at a Manila event hosted by Campus Crusade for Christ and DNA Philippines. The head of Crusade in the Philippines attended the event, and afterward told Darrow, “I attended a Vision Conference in Davo City you spoke at 10 years ago. It was a turning point for my life.”
Rey Tanijura has done some excellent strategic thinking on how DNA materials can be organized into a comprehensive strategy for impacting churches. You can view Rey’s powerpoint Pathways to Discipling Nations here.
Please keep Rey, Debbie and the DNA Philippine team in your prayers as they continue their strategic influence throughout Asia.