Pastor training International
Can you imagine how your Christian life would develop if your pastor had never been trained for church ministry, had few or no books, and was unable to access biblical helps on the internet? Yet this situation faces many pastors and congregations in developing countries today.
Gold and hot cake
When such needy pastors are given Christian books, here are examples of their responses: ‘The books you sent me are like gold and hot cake. I look forward to the time when each man that I train will have their own library to make it easy for them to study lessons and sermons’.
‘I am dumbfounded with the books you sent to me. I am more equipped than before I read, and share with Christians being a church leader’.
‘I can’t express my feelings and appreciation for the gift you sent me. It has changed my life entirely’.
As they get to know us, pastors feel able to write for advice about the Scriptures and pastoral problems. What a responsibility before God it is, and a joy, for our growing team of ‘distance mentors’ to deal with these. But how much grace and wisdom we need from the Lord!
Christian publishers are generous in making books available at considerable discounts. We are grateful for their help and fellowship in seeking to strengthen the cause of Christ in the developing world.