Jeff and Susana direct the International Training Alliance (ITA), seconded by IM, Inc. ITA is a partnership of seventeen training and mission organizations that provides a unique ministry to frontline missionaries and national workers no other organization in the world offers—encouragement with practical leadership skills. 190 mission agencies have sent leaders to more than 100 courses ITA has offered in over 40 different nations, equipping over 3,000 leaders worldwide. The training is in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, and Khmer with requests to do it in Portuguese, Korean, and Arabic. During the time of the global COVID pandemic, they worked with a team to adapt the residential training to virtual. So, now there are both residential and virtual versions of the training.
The Turnboughs were appointed as church planters to Spain in 1981. They served as church planters, team leaders, field leaders, regional directors for Europe, director of field operations, and deputy director of IM. In 2015, the ITA Council asked them to lead ITA. Operating on a minimal budget, since the beginning ITA leaders have always been missionaries with their own support, which is why Jeff and Susana need our support. They will touch hundreds of workers on mission each year, who in turn will touch thousands of people around the world. They currently live in Madrid, Spain, supporting the local church they founded years ago as they continue to serve leaders around the world.