The Work and Ministry of the Tranthams
Training National Leaders for Ministry
In 1989 the first Bible college was founded to train men and women on a part-time basis for Christian service. Ray teaches in this program, which now has more than 2100 graduates.
Our seminary is not the only place missionary teachers are needed. New Bible colleges have begun in the nearby countries of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Armenia.
Developing Materials and opening new doors:
Training and sending Ukrainian Missionaries – During the Soviet period, often the idea of sending cross-cultural missionaries was not possible for churches of Russia and Ukraine. During the past five years the need to train, and then have Ukrainian churches, send out their own people as missionaries has taken on new urgency. For over twenty-five years our task has been to train Ukrainians to reach their own people with the gospel, but now much of our time is devoted to preparing Ukrainians to serve as foreign missionaries. This takes over half of our time now.