Thank you for being faithful to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matt. 28:19).


In 1998, a team of leaders gathered from around the world. God gave them a vision to change history by accelerating the spread of the Gospel through equipping leaders.

We were deeply aware that God loved the whole world, yet only one-third was following Christ. In our hearts, we could hear the words of Jesus... “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19) “...the harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few” (Luke 19:10).

Global research revealed that the most effective Christian leaders live by eight core values, so a strategy was created to equip leaders with these values who would then equip other leaders. Dr. Rob Frost from London, England stated, “I see a movement of leaders from every nation reaching people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

Strategy and vision turned to action, and 20 years later, the International Leadership Institute is a growing, global movement with more than 250,000 alumni serving on the front lines of reaching the world for Christ. Your generosity resulted in 33,616 men and women equipped in 2017, a 13% growth from the previous year!

ILI alumni are on track to complete the 100 Nations Initiative by 2020. (See page 9 for a 100 Nations Initiative Midpoint Update). Thank you for your prayer and financial support that is equipping leaders and accelerating the spread of the Gospel around the world. 

Wes and Joy Griffin


International Directors