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As I prepare to enter the mission field in southern Africa as the Conference Manager for African Pastors’ Conferences, I am so thankful for the ways in which God continues to use this crucial ministry for His glory and the good of His people. I recently received this wonderful report on the latest run of conferences: “APC‘s most recent trip to Zimbabwe, as in the past, was richly blessed of the Lord. We traveled to three cities – Bulawayo, Kwekwe, and Harare and continued on the current theme of ‘Being Right with God and Becoming More Like Christ.’ Our speaker was Kenyan Reformed Baptist Pastor Murungi Igweta of Trinity Baptist in Nairobi. Between the three conferences, we reached right at 200 pastors. Though the financial situation is very difficult and getting worse, the spiritual hunger of the pastors was seen in their purchase of books. Though they don’t have much, the delegates at the Bulawayo conference smashed our previous sales record for a single conference. We had wonderful feedback at all three conferences. Perhaps the best thing we heard, however, was from one delegate who said, ‘I will now have to read my Bible completely differently. I will have to tell my people how to be right with God!'”
Praise God! And as you can see the from the picture of the delegates of the Harare conference, APC is fulfilling a strategic role in equipping pastors and Bible teachers to more faithfully serve their churches and reach the lost with the Gospel.
It is this conviction which fuels my desire to help leadAPC forward. With this in mind, I have been busy developing material to raise awareness and support with the assistance of several dear friends. And I am pleased to announce that we now have a web site for people to learn more about my family and our ministry with APC: africanpastors.missionsplace.com. Feel free to visit this site for more information or to share this site with others.
You can also make a one-time donation or a monthly commitment online, using either your checking account or a credit card. As I mentioned in my first prayer update, we estimate needing approximately $50,000 for start-up costs (pre-field orientation, airfare, vehicle, equipment, etc.) and about $48,000 for ongoing annual expenses. While this may sound like a lot, we believe that our monthly need can be met. Even $25 or $50 a month can make a huge difference! We look forward to seeing over the next several months who will partner with us in advancing God’s truth in Africa.
So please pray that Christ will bless our efforts to let churches and individuals know more about African Pastors’ Conferences. Pray that we will develop a dedicated support team to regularly pray for our ministry and to provide for my family’s financial needs. And pray that the time African Pastors’ Conferences will be without a Conference Manager will be minimized. May the truth of God’s Word be faithfully proclaimed throughout southern Africa!
Because of His grace,