At the end of March 2017, Books for Pastors had the privilege of holding a pastors' conference in conjunction with CPI (Capacitando Pastores Internacional) of the Dominican Republic and Word of Life Dominican Republic - Palabra de Vida Dominicana - in the capital city of Santo Domingo.
Joining founder Don Johnson, who taught the theology of the Trinity, was Glen Tallent, who has 40+ years of pastoral experience, who taught on Life Principles for Leadership. There were about 25 participants in the conference, with some coming from Haiti, the country at the western end of the island. These men were hungry for the Word of God in their training, and there was no end to the questions they asked throughout all the sessions. It was a joyful and humbling experience to have such an impact in their lives, and several have asked us to return to the Dominican Republic for more conferences in other locations.
The new year has brought new, exciting opportunities for the Books for Pastors ministry!
In March, Books for Pastors will be presenting its work at a regional directors' conference with Word of Life Fellowship in Hudson, Florida. We hope to introduce our vision and our work to the directors for countries in Central and South America, and to begin praying for opportunities to serve pastors in countries like Bolivia, Columbia, Chile and Peru.
In April, we will be joining a servant team from Faith Baptist Church in Beckley, WV and the senior class from Greater Beckley Christian School on a trip to the Dominican Republic. While we will be teaching at a conference for about 50 pastors, these other teams will be helping prepare a new camp property for Word of Life Fellowship, and doing a variety of ministry activities in schools and orphanages, and in the fields and on the streets.
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After a successful trip to Honduras in March 2015 to teach at Church Leadership conferences in San Pedro Sula and Siguatepeque, Books for Pastors has spent the summer praying to discern God’s will for our next steps.
During the summer, we met with the executive leadership of the Word of Life Fellowship and we have agreed to a partnership in Central and South American regions. We also met with Dr. Woodrow Kroll, founder of the Helios Projects, and are exploring ways to work together to help pastors in these regions. This is an exciting blessing for us, as it makes a number of resources available to our ministry in these countries, and it helps these organizations by providing connections into churches that might not know about these ministries any other way.
Our current planning is for a Spring 2016 trip to the Dominican Republic along with the Greater Beckley Christian School senior class. You can learn more about the Dominican below in the “Where We Serve” section.
Please pray about how God would have you be a part of His work in Latin America!
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