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    • Inside This Edition A Visit to the Haus by Kelly Bryant A Visit to the Haus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P1I’ve worked for TCM in the struck up a conversation during Vice President’s Viewpoint . . . . . . P2Indianapolis office for roughly lunch and I quickly realized how Financial Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P2two years. I am certain beyond a fortunate I was to meet her. Overshadow of a doubt that I’ve combed the course of our time together TCMII 2012 Graduation . . . . . . . . . P3through the Haus Edelweiss photo at the Haus, I learned about herarchives more than my own family family and difficult culture, what Third Party Comments . . . . . . . . . . P4albums. I have known much about led her to become a Christian, andthe mission of TCM and it has how that journey is unfolding in GCI in Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P4been very good. her life today. She is ministering Commemorative Giving . . . . . PP5-6 in the midst of the globalBut as we all know, knowledge of disaster of human trafficking. TCMII Summer 2012 Classes . . . . . P7chocolate cake is nothing like a She is courageous and resolute.bite of it. Because of her history, she lives President’s Outlook. . . . . . . . . . . . . P8 unreservedly – ignoring selfishI returned a few weeks ago from concessions. She wants to learnmy first visit to Haus Edelweiss. how to be effective and is confidentDuring my two-week stay, I tasted God will provide what she needs. The TCM REPORTjust a morsel of what it is like to And she laughs with joy even after Published by TCM International Institute,be surrounded by TCM students a sobering discussion about the Inc., 6337 Hollister Drive, PO Box 24560,and I cannot adequately describe areas where she will need prayer. Indianapolis IN 46224.its flavor or effect. Being among She is inspiring. TCM is incorporated in the State of Indiana assuch a diverse yet concurrent a not-for-profit organization approved by thegroup of people, who are all My new understanding of TCM is U.S. Internal Revenue Service to issue tax-denying themselves in favor of colored with thoughts of her story deductible receipts for gifts for ministry inliving a more meaningful story in and encounters with others equally Europe and Central Asia.service to Jesus, is intoxicating in determined to make a difference in A current financial report or a full audit report isthe most holy way. the world. They are the substance available upon request. that wins the heart and the bite Board of Directors: Fred Brasher, John Duke,While the dynamic of the group of cake that floods the senses. Fred Gossman, Deforrest Hamilton, Mark Miller, Hugh Peters, Tony Twist, Christian Wit-was captivating, I found myself Words cannot compete with the zmann.even more intrigued by their experience of seeing their faces,individual stories. I was so sharing at meals, and joining them Publisher: Tony Twist, Presidentgrateful to make a friend close in walks through the mountains. Editor: David Wright, North American Viceto my age (mid-twenties). We Still, we pray that all who hear President about TCM could be filled with MAILING ADDRESS: deep excitement as they imagine TCM International Institute, Inc. these people and the work God is PO Box 24560 doing through them! Indianapolis IN 46224 Phone: (317)299-0333 Kelly Bryant E-mail: tcm@tcmi.org; Web Site: www.tcmi.org 1
    • Sometimes I fear we omit this portion of what should I do?’ Was it really the the Matthew 28:18-20. It is our Lord’s Holy Spirit that urged me to speak? THE VICE PRESIDENT’S promise, “And, surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” “Then the driver stopped the car. Not V I E W PO I N T quite to my destination, he turned to me As we are going, which He instructs us and said, ‘You are a follower of Jesus, to do; we may be timid or hesitant to are you not?’ ‘Yes,’ I humbly responded, b y D a vi d Wri g h t share Him with others. These may be ‘Why do you say that?’ ‘Because, the strangers or even friends and family. Holy Spirit told me to tell you that I too But why are we afraid? Jesus has told am a Christian.’”At TCM we talk about our Lord’s us “I am with you always.” We are notGreat Commission quite a lot. Why? alone. Brothers in Christ, separatedFirst of all, it is what He commanded by a car seat, finally broughtus to do. Secondly, our focus at TCMis developing International Disciple One of our students illustrates this point And, surely I am together by the Holy Spirit within us. A lesson learned. HeMakers. We equip men and women with this account. with you always, to is with us always.from Europe, Central Asia, and beyond Recently he was the very end of theto do just as Jesus told us to do. traveling in a taxi in his home country age. We are not alone!May is a month in which TCM students (which for his safetywho have completed their studies we will not name).gather at Heiligenkreuz for TCM’s As they moved toward his destination,annual commencement exercises. A he said, “I felt the Holy Spirit tell me tocelebration occurs that includes family, share Christ with the driver. ‘Tell Himfriends, faculty, and more. But the focus that you are a follower of Jesus.’ Butof the weekend does not change from I hesitated for fear of my safety. After Davidthe focus of our ministry – Jesus Christ all, the driver was likely a follower of the WrightHimself. He is there too. It is a promise Islam faith as are most of the people inthat is part of His Great Commission to this region. And for me to share Christus. with him could result in difficulties for me. I prayed as we moved along, ‘Lord FINANCIAL REPORTWe at TCM are grateful to all our donors and to the Lord that our income at the end of April 2012 is over $65,000 above whereit was at the end of April 2011. However, with the increase in students and other capacity building initiatives, our needs are alsogreater. We continue to pray for additional funds to advance our initiative of developing International Disciple Makers. To learnhow you can help us with our new Great Commission Initiative, please go to our TCM website (www.tcmi.org) for informationabout enlisting in the GCI. 2
    • TCM International Institute Graduation - 2012 by David Wright On May 6, 2012, the 18th Graduation Celebration was conducted at Stift Heiligenkreuz. This year 30 students completed requirements for diplomas. Twenty students were able to be present at the ceremony. Dr. Gary Johnson, Senior Pastor at Indian Creek Christian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, and an adjunct professor for TCM, delivered the graduation message. His message, titled “A Graduation Letter,” was based on passages from Paul’s letter to the Philippians. Dr. Johnson presented a unique “Graduation Letter” to all graduates and guests in attendance. This letter, like Philippians, served as both a letter of thanks and a letter of challenge. 18th Graduation CelebrationEight graduates were invited to give testimonies of their TCMexperiences. Julia Rausova of Czech Republic stated, “We 06 May 2012 - 10:00have read, written, and learned much. Now we must go tobattle! We are all grateful for the way the short-term workers, Prelude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Boswellfaculty, and staff have exemplified Christ for us so that we canbetter reveal Him to the world. Thank you, TCM.” Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter PennerGraduates attending the ceremony represented 11 of the Opening Prayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alexey Fedichkingraduates’ 13 countries. They already minister in their homecountries of Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Scripture . . . . . . . . Colossians 1:9-23 . . . . Leonid MikhovickHungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Russia,Serbia, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan and will continue serving Opening Praises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom Harriganour Lord in their congregations and communities. One How Great Is Our GodCertificate, 24 Master of Arts in Practical Theology degrees, How Great Thou Artand five Master of Divinity in Practical Theology degrees were Jesus Paid It Allawarded. Communion Meditation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Wright Prayer for the Loaf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pavel CoufalAt the conclusion of the ceremony each graduate received aBible, a gift from Christ’s Church at Mason, Ohio. Following Prayer for the Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meego Remmelthe ceremony the graduates and their families were honoredat a dinner at the Stift and a reception at Haus Edelweiss. Sermon . . . . . . ”A Graduation Letter” . . . . . . . Gary Johnson Passages from PhilippiansPlease continue to lift up these graduates in your prayers thatthey may be fruitful and impact His Kingdom with servants’ Conferral of Diplomas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Pennerhearts. Sue Abegglen and Tony Twist Blessing of Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tony Twist Prayers of Dedication . . . . . . . . . . . . TCM National Directors Professors and Board Members Student Responses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012 Graduates Benediction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Kemp Closing Praise . . . . ”There Is a Fountain” . . . . Tom Harrigan 3
    • TCM is seeking comments from the publicThird Party about the Institute in preparation for its periodicComments evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The Institute will host a visit September 12 - 14, 2012, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. TCM International Institute has been accredited by the Commission since 2007. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation. The public is invited to submit comments regarding the Institute to: Public Comment on TCM International Institute The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 The public may also submit comments on the Commission’s website at www.ncahlc.org Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing. All comments must be received by August 10, 2012. GCI IN ACTION This chart displays the percentages of GCI goals reached as of May 2012. Updates will be published regularly. 4
    • Commemorative GivingIn Memory Of: Donor: Walter Ade Gloria Read . . . Robert Lowery Robert Lowery Dennis and Karen Lindsay Brian and Sarah LoweryStanley and Mildred Alvstad Virginia White . . . Robert Lowery Bobby and Helen NorthcuttStanley and Mildred Alvstad Ruby Barnett Virginia White Charles and Jo McKibben . . . Robert Lowery Robert Lowery Nancy Olson Joseph and Kathleen SchulzKendall Bauer Norma Jean Bauer . . . Robert Lowery Francelia SylvesterLola Blake Marvin Bolding Paul and Elaine Reeves Lester and Donna Lemay . . . Robert Lowery Margaret Mabie Lester and Judy Thomson Carolyn EyeGlenn Burdinsky Bonnie Lyerla . . . Dr. C. Joseph Mackenzie Shirley BergmanMerlain Burlingame Ray Burlingame Steve and JoanWinter Steve and Joan Winter . . . Thelma Mandara Chuck Mangold Doris Jackson Carolyn Sue MangoldJoshua Coffey Shirley Bergman . . . David Mangold Carolyn Sue MangoldBob Cooper Mr. and Mrs. Willis Crum Stephen and Karen Huebschman Dick and Jody Crum . . . Harry Masengale Ed and Lauretta Massmann Charlotte Masengale Ralph and Marion MassmannShirley Dameron Gary and Carol Dameron . . . Arlo and Lillian McCammack Jane McCammackJosephine Daniels Nellie Mae Davison Shirley Bergman Robert and Linda Davison . . Sally McClain Johnson McKay Anna McClain Eleanor McKaySharon Deckard Anver and Janice Grooms . . . Dwight Megli Robert and Betty DuncanGene Duilin Gene Dulin Lenora Dulin David and Karen Apple . . . Billy Meyer Harold Milliken Billy and Dorothy Meyer Greta MillikenGene Dulin Karen Brandt . . . Paul Moen Gerald and Carole LovejoyGene Dulin Gene Dulin Wayne and Carolyn Lambert Lidia Maianu . . Princess Montgomery John Moore Bessalee Robinson Shirley BergmanGene Dulin Mary Beth Williams . . Calvin Moulder Carolyn MoulderBetty Jo Durben Frank and Maxine Engle Ken and Phyllis Cable Bob and Carolee Hartenstein . . George Moyer Dorothy Murphy Shirley Bergman Dale and Nina RoyerMary Evans Eleanor Fitch Levi Evans John and Alice Powers . . Vivian Murphy Ethan S. Nichols Anonymous Joan JordanEleanor Fitch Don and Velma Siemens . . Cindy Nugent Jane McCammackMuriel Fleming Rob Frey Robert Fleming Bob and Zenna Meeks . . Marcia Pielemeier David C. Pierson Russell and Joan Ross Don and Velma SiemensWayne Gardiner Nancy Gardiner . . Krista Poer Charlotte MasengaleRichard Gibbons Phillip Gioe Virginia Gibbons Philip and Carole Nine . . John A. Ray Paula Ray Sprague Vivian Ray Vivian RayMary “Toni” Gobble Richard and Ruth Gobble . . Mauri Rice Howard and Carolyn DobbsFrances Graves Charles Gresham Trent and Venita Graves Brett and Karen Kendle . . . Mauri Rice Mauri Rice Tammy Durm Carol FieldsGeorgia Hamner Russell Hamner . . . Mauri Rice Julie FisherDavid Harding Otie Hart Marjorie Harding Bonnie Lyerla . . . Mauri Rice Mauri Rice Don and Phyllis Laskowski Jane McCammackArthur Hassall Shirley Bergman . . . Mauri Rice David and Kay MillerLinda Hatfield Emery and Iola Hawkins Shirley Lewis Dewey and Elaine Hawkins . . . Mauri Rice Mauri Rice Bert and Emily Moore James MorrowRandy Hibbard Doug and Carolyn Hibbard . . . Mauri Rice Barbara NayArnold Hirsch Winston and Arvilla Honsberger Evelyn Hirsch Robert and Joan Sargent . . . Mauri Rice Mauri Rice Julie Rice Nick and Phyllis RizzoLeslie Hulse Stephen and Karen Huebschman . . . Mauri Rice Robbie and Marcia RobertsonBarbara Johnson Del Junker Jim and Glenda Buckley David and Joyce Graves . . . Mauri Rice Mauri Rice Norma Schneider Gordon and Sandy SheddDel Junker Donna Junker . . . Mauri Rice Kent and Cheryl SmithCarson and Cambell Kurtz Charlie Lee Larry Kurtz Jane McCammack . . . Mauri Rice Mauri Rice Barb Stillman Tony and Suzanne TwistDeloris Irene Lindell Victoria Lorber David Lindell Albert Lorber . . . Mauri Rice Mauri Rice Janey Watkins Hank and Shirley WattjesHarry Love Kathleen Love Mauri Rice The Bible Class - Chapel Robert Lowery Deforrest Hamilton Rock Robert Lowery Ken and Jinnie Helm 5
    • Commemorative Giving .In Memory of: Donor: In Honor Of: Donor:Ina Richardson Carol Fields . . . Ken and Jinnie Helm Eleanor McKay .Ina Richardson Jim and E. Anne Ketchen Ken and Jinnie Helm’sIna Richardson Joe and Susan Thomson . . . 60th Anniversary Gene and Marty Barnes .Ina Richardson Tony and Suzanne Twist David and Sylvia CortsVern Ridge Jane McCammack . . . John and Susan Duke .Vern Ridge David and Kay Miller Carol FieldsVern Ridge Julie Rice . . . Robert and Martha Forbes .Charles Ridlen Louise Ridlen Fred and Cindy GossmanMary Roloff Duane and Adeline Kihle . . . Victor and June Hunter .Ruth Satterly Cary and Marg Frame Frank and Martha KellyAlice Schooler Russell and JoanRoss . . . Elliot and Mary Lou Levy .Carl Sears Judy Sears Peggy LudwickEarl Sewell Joy Sewell . . . Tom and Kay Moll .Jan Shambaugh Anna McClain Julie Rice .Homer and Zula Shannon Donald and Mary Twist Emma RiggsBill Shaw Shirley Bergman . . . Willa Sims .Ted Sichting David and Kay Miller Sam and Gwen StoneVera Siney Carol Fields . . . Tony and Suzanne Twist .Vera Siney Ken and Jinnie Helm Troy Higgins Shirley LewisVera Siney Jim and Debbie Poer . . . Mildred Hill Ken and Jinnie Helm .Vera Siney Tony and Suzanne Twist Rick and Dixie Justice Harold and Rosayln MerrittElsie Smith Mary Jane Smith Norma Jean Bauer Shirley Bergman . . Richard and Dixie Justice’s 34th Anniversary Richard and Dolly JusticeMary Jane Smith Charles Bergman . . Ralph Leffler Maxine Leffler .Jerry Wayne Sparrow Jewell Sparrow David Maas Gary and Linda MaasJohn and Paula Sprague Astor Stevens Vivian Ray Everett Stevens . . Marlene McKee Virgil and Mary Ann Morris Marti Grant Gary and Linda McKinneyClifford Stock Joyce and Deborah Stock . . Robyn and Stephen Parry’s .Dorothy Cardinal Teising James and Frieda Reeves 40th Anniversary Shirley BergmanDewey Thackston Verda Thomas Virginia Haun Kay Ritter . . Leona Penner’s Retirement Hugh and Ann Peters Terry and Katherine Ward James and Nancy SublettAdam B. Thornton Donald and Shirley Thornton . . David Records 50th Birthday Mary Jane Utterback .Louise “Jackie” Voyles Katherine Sharp Mauri Rice Chapel Rock ChristianMarjorie Walters Freida Rossol . . . Church Missions .Ivan Wehrley Jo Ann Wehrley Barbara Robertson Jim and Wanda EversoleBetty Wickline Tom and Nancy Virgin . . . Lennie Sutton Esther Ellickson .Galen C. Will Freda Will Richard and Cathi Throckmorton Mallorey LundyBruce Wotring Doris Wotring . . . Robert and SunnyTorres’ faithful .Ervin and Mary Ziebart Robert and Ruth Smith service at Haus Edelweiss Karen Brandt . . . John Turner Ronald and Diana Struve .In Honor Of: Donor: Tony Twist Gene and Wilma PorterClay Bailey Doug Junker . . . Tony Twist’s 20 years at TCM Clifford and Florence .Ed and Beth Bean Gary and Linda McKinney LeightyFred Brasher Mike and Lynda Eckard . . . Tony Twist’s 20 years at TCM Hugh and Ann Peters .Raymond and Marlene Britton Kathy Britton Tony Twist’s 20 years at TCM R. Mick and GayleL.D. and Joyce Campbell Don and Marianne Weaver . . . McLaughlin .Christine Caudill-Goodhue Charlotte Caudill-Glockner Bud and Betsy Way Gary and Linda McKinneyAvis Clark Marc and Tova Rigsby . . . Violet White Les and Anita White .Lenora Dulin David and Karen Apple Cindy Willison Marie MaysLenora Dulin Rosemary Manzenberger . . . Haus Edelweiss Staff Ronnie and Cheryl Hayes .Deborah S. Fugit Gerald Fugit Laborers like Ludmil Doris Ann LeeperDavid and Valerie Garrison Fred and Cindy Gossman Ken and Jinnie Helm Alan and Sally Ake Ken and Jinnie Helm Mildred Hill . . . Pantano Christian Church Pear Harbor Heroes of December 7, 1941 Marlyce Payette John and Loretta ParkKen and Jinnie Helm Robert and Mary Jane Kraemer 6
    • TCMII SUMMER CLASSES - 2012Haus Edelweiss Classes . . . In-Country ClassesJune 4 - 14 . . . .Theology and Practice of Prayer Tony Twist JuneGreek Tools Fred Hansen . . . New Testament 2 Roger Kemp, Russia .Principles of Christian Teaching Steve White New Testament 1 Roger Kemp, BulgariaHomiletics New Testament 2 LD Campbell Kevin Larsen . . . July . . . Old Testament TeachingJune 25 - July 5 . and Preaching Konstantin Nazarov, BelarusResearch Methods Katharina Penner . . . Old Testament 2 Paul Kissling, Russia .Groups Ministry Teresa Welch Old Testament TeachingChristian Counseling Nolan Thomas . . . and Preaching Leadership and Management Daniel Maris, Moldova Rick Justice, Moldova .New Testament Eschatology Fred HansenJuly 16 - July 26 . . . Hermeneutics Survey of Church History Jeff Snell, Romania Yulia Lubenets, UkraineResearch Methods Nancy Olson . . .Survey of Church History Jim North AugustTransforming Leadership Gary Johnson . . . Mission and Mission Strategy Roger Kemp, Czech Republic .Old Testament 2 Joe Sprinkle Systematic Theology Oti Bunaciu, RussiaTheology and Practice of Worship Hebrew Tools Fred Hansen Dinelle Frankland . . . New Testament 1 Christian Ethics Dumitru Sevastian, Moldova Meego Remmel, Russia . . . Mission in the NT: .August 6 - 16 Jesus and the 12 Vladimir Ubeivolk, Ukraine .English Skills for Theological Studies Joan S. Long New Testament 2 Dumitru Sevastian, MoldovaDiscipleship Myron Williams . Mission in the NT: Paul andNew Testament Backgrounds Craig Evans the Early Church Vladimir Ubeivolk, UkraineHermeneutics Mark MooreNew Testament Teaching and Preaching Jeff Snell Anita Renfroe Concerts by David Wright Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27 were evenings of great laughter and encouragement as Anita Renfroe entertained the audiences at First Church of Christ in Burlington, Kentucky and Greenwood Christian Church in Greenwood, Indiana with the funnier side of life and inspired them with words of God’s great love for us. Anita has a special way of observing the world. She also has a deep commitment to her Creator and Lord. TCM is pleased that Anita has said “yes” to partnering with us to spread the news about the importance of developing International Disciple Makers in Europe, Central Asia, and beyond. Anita invites TCM concert audiences to become part of the Great Commission Initiative and The Priscilla Initiative (which provides scholarships for TCMII’s women students). Enlisting in the GCI includes praying for TCM daily as we equip international disciple makers and financially supporting the Great Commission Initiative that provides the means to make such equipping possible. To find out more about the Great Commission Initiative and how to enlist in the GCI, go to the TCM website (www. tcmi.org). Proceeds from Anita Renfroe concerts are designated for The Great Commission Initiative to help provide scholarships for TCMI Institute students. 7
    • The TCM International Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage Institute PAID Indianapolis, IN www.tcmi.org 6337 Hollister Drive PO Box 24560 Indianapolis, IN 46224REPORT Haus EdelweissNo. 336 INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA SPRING 2012 The President’s Outlook Have you been threatened lately? In solidarity with them, we will continue forward. Our Experienced hatred? Is there goal by 2016 as part of the Great Commission Initiative is someone who would like to take to double the number of students from Central Asia we can you out? Or has turned family serve to over 200. In the Spirit of Christ, we plan to radiate members against you? into places where His children are hurting and helping. We want His Light to shine through the 10/40 window! If so, you can understand our students and their friends who are He that is in us is greater than he that is in the world. He currently being persecuted. sacrificed His life, went through hell, defeated death, and ascended to authority over all that exists. Several have recently had to leave Tony Twist families and homes for the sake of their safety. Others are living under constant threat of “Our goal by 2016 as part of the Great fines, police surveillance, court appearances, and beatings. Commission Initiative is to double the number These reports break our hearts. Please be in prayer for of students from Central Asia we can serve to those suffering simply because they confess Jesus Christ over 200.” as Lord. They are a powerful witness. When we see what our Because our students are following Him there, we will too. brothers and sisters are willing to suffer for our Lord Jesus, it encourages us also to stay the course. Most of us have not yet resisted evil to the point of shedding our blood. But Your fellow IDM, their witness helps us keep moving in the right direction. Tony 8 8