“I am a man who tends to fret over evildoers. But this training has helped me see that God is in control of human history and in control of today.”
– East Asian Pastor
“I am a man who tends to fret over evildoers. But this training has helped me see that God is in control of human history and in control of today.” Reflecting on a recent training in East Asia on the book of Habakkuk, Brother Amos* continued, “This comforts my soul greatly. I learned to trust in the Lord and wait.”
Brother Timothy added, “The renewal and transformation of the prophet’s life helped me see that even we pastors, as God’s spokesmen, also need to be transformed and renewed by God continually.”
Humanly speaking, the situation in this closed country does not look good for the church. For many, it can feel like it did for the prophet Habakkuk, not understanding what God is doing in the world. And yet, we’re seeing a beautiful picture of pastors encouraged and transformed in a hard situation, and it’s coming about through a richer and deeper study of God’s Word.
Brother Noah shared that “before, I only studied the theory of interpretation of Scriptures. This time, I have gained specific tools for studying and preaching God’s Word.” And Brother Joseph said, “Before this training, I only lightly mentioned ‘pointing to Christ,’ but now I realize that I need to spend more time preaching Christ.”
This type of transformation is leading to multiplication. One pastor has begun twelve groups with about three hundred pastors. WordPartners will soon help him lead advanced training for twenty of those pastors.
Would you continue to pray for God’s will to be done as His Word is at work throughout this closed country?
*Names changed for security reasons.