All of us at Herald of Faith wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year! As we reflect on the past year, we give thanks to the Lord for watching over us, and to you for your support!.
What?!?! Training 900 Pastors and Evangelists in India? That’s right! I have just returned from an amazing trip to India. I joined Pastor Joel Mattsson-Boze from Newark, Ca. who has been annually training village pastors in India for HoF for the last seven years.
Developing pastoral leaders and strengthening local churches! That’s what we do. You and me, together we affect whole regions of the world.
“I spent two weeks in Lebanon teaching future leaders of the Christian Church in the Middle East and the Muslim world”, writes Joel Mattsson-Boze, grandson of Joseph, the founder of Herald of Faith.
It seemed like only yesterday when I had sat on a porch in rocking chairs and listened to Pastor Demsy pour out his heart. He had been pastoring for several years by then but had never received any training, only what he had learned in Sunday School.
What an amazing year we had in 2014. God has given us a mandate to develop pastoral leaders and strengthen local churches and that is what we have been doing.
Two women of a certain shape commensurate with their certain age shared the compartment with us. They had apparently started their adventure earlier, and were continuing with a bottle that had what looked to me like a cockroach in the bottom, but was actually some kind of herb. One was a little affected; the other one was more affected.
We have been so blessed this year.
Whether it is navigating a jungle river by canoe in Central America to train leaders, preaching to the believers in the high mountains of South America, teaching national pastors in war-torn Eastern Africa, or evangelizing in rural India or Pakistan – there are always adventures for those involved in the ministry of the Herald of Faith!