Dear family and friends of Vision/Iten,
I have just returned from South Africa and frankly…. still suffering the affects of jet lag. However I will update you on all that took place in the next edition of our newsletter. In the meantime we have much to share with you in the current edition. For instance,…
Our office is in the process of developing a long awaited catalog of my books and Dr. Chant’s, along with our others authors of Vision Publishing. I wrote the following, which leads me to our update:
“It was in the mid 1980’s that the bug for writing bit me. I had a multi office counseling practice in San Diego, California, and was quite content in my work. As a way to connect with more potential clients, I conducted practical ministry seminars at church and college level, conducting lots of research in preparation for teaching. One of the colleges I was teaching for was a non-traditional church based training program called Logos Bible College and Seminary. Vision Christian College, which is now Vision International University, was an affiliate of Logos for a short time, and both Logos and Vision, the later originally founded in Australia by Dr. Ken Chant, needed textbooks…preferably written from a conservative charismatic perspective, and available for international usage perpetually (in other words, where copy write laws would not hamper distribution). The fact is, many excellent books become unavailable, just when you needed them, as they go in and out of print, and frankly, most are way over priced for the average Christian consumer. Thus, the motivation to write…to fulfill a niche need, to provide quality teaching books for students and teachers in the Body of Christ, both for the Western world, but especially for the nations.
Enclosed in this catalog are books on practical theology, to include leadership, counseling, bible and general theology, as well as special books and booklets. Each book was written for a specific audience in mind…for believers who desire to increase their understanding of the bible and how to practically and effectively apply principles of wisdom from the word of God to their lives. I don’t write to hear my self, nor to the academic or intellectually elite (However, it will take some brain strength to understand me). My hope is that you the reader will be challenged, encouraged, entertained to an extent, but beyond all else, blessed as you read from this life time (thus far) of work by yours truly. Blessings and May God be glorified. “
The past few weeks I have been reminiscing back to the former days, while facing our present struggles and future potential. From age 12 I knew I was called to preach and teach the word of God, not necessarily as a local church Pastor, but definitely to preach and teach. Writing, networking and developing international ministry has eventuated as I have pursued my call, and continues to take me around the world.
Speaking of which, as you receive this update, I am ministering in South Africa for Dr. Robert Munion, with our Vision Education Network director Dr. Kobin Archary, and preaching for Bishop Basil Tryon. While here, we will continue to work on special programs, outreach to other networks, and the strengthening of our programs for accreditation purposes. God is good, and I am honored to be in South Africa by his grace, fulfilling my calling to preach, teach and network for His glory.
In this update, you will read more on Dr. Kim Sam-Seong’s ministry and book, and Seven Reasons to start a resource /mentor center in your church.