Ben Armacost's blog

Training in Rwanda

Submitted by Ben Armacost on Sat, 17 Dec 2011 - 15:05

Last year around this time, I sent a notice suggesting that we raise some money for Fred Buhendwa to assist him with a trip back to Africa.  Several people gave contributions, and we put these funds aside for him.  In October Fred received Australian citizenship, and the following week he made plans to return to Africa to take our training to the people of his country and to help his sister escape from a dangerous situation.  With money in hand from those of you who contributed, Fred took that long journey during the month of November.

Iron-On-Iron

Submitted by Ben Armacost on Sun, 20 Nov 2011 - 15:06

Next Saturday 26th November we will gather for an Iron-on-Iron Strategy Forum at Hobart Baptist Church, Jack Soundy Memorial Hall.  This is open to all leaders and workers as well as people who are interested in what we are doing to reach people for Christ.  We will begin with breakfast at 8am and conclude by noon. Please bring something to share for breakfast.

Melbourne Mission Trip

Submitted by Ben Armacost on Tue, 18 Oct 2011 - 15:07

From 6-10 October, four of us flew to Melbourne for several days for prayerwalking and training in the Northcote/Preston area: Jillian Goninon, Fred Buhendwa, Judy, and myself. Thursday morning went to Northcote Plaza prayerwalking and talking with people. We met a man from Iran working at a construction site nearby and had a good 20-minute chat with him; he seemed more interested in Christian faith than in the Islam that he left behind.

Disappointment and Progress

Submitted by Ben Armacost on Sun, 2 Oct 2011 - 15:07

Today was going to be a special day for us, as we found a man in Huonville who was willing to open his home to us for a Bible discussion.  With 5 children and several relatives in the area who are far from God, this was a wonderful opportunity to reach many people.  Unfortunately he suddenly changed his mind a few hours before we were to begin today.  Please pray for Ken, that he will open his heart and his home to us once again.  This has been particularly discouraging for me, so pray for me as well that I don't lose any confidence in what God wants to do. 

Strategy Retreat

Submitted by Ben Armacost on Mon, 22 Aug 2011 - 15:10

On Saturday, 20 August 2011 we held another long-awaited gathering of the AIM Trainers network. We used the Veteran’s Car Club of Australia hall in Brighton, just 20 minutes north of Hobart. We were pleased to have 25 people participate, not to mention several children and child-carers. I am highly indebted to Jillian Goninon who got this event on the calendar and carried much of the burden of planning and expense, and we are grateful for the help of several other people who made this a very successful day.

October Update

Submitted by Ben Armacost on Thu, 28 Oct 2010 - 15:11

We've been making some changes to the AIM Trainers website.  This week I have updated the document called "Foundational Principles," organizing it under major headings and enlarging the print to make it easier to read.  Please start using the new format right away.  If you are training in Reboot or TFT, please download and read through this document carefully as it provides essential training principles that will help the training process to succeed.  Don't forget that we now have a FaceBook page!  Go to the AIM Trainers page.  This will be a starting point for discussions and exchange of i

Strategy Partners

Submitted by Ben Armacost on Tue, 19 Oct 2010 - 15:12

Thank you for praying for our Strategy Partners gathering on Sunday.  We had a full house and I was very pleased to see the excitement and hear the wonderful stories of what God has been doing in Tasmania over the past months!  Continue praying for these 9 dynamic people who want to reach Australia.  I will begin a new Strategy Partner cycle in Feb/Mar 2011.  If you want to participate or know someone who may, please let me know at once.  Thanks.