With our stated goal to come alongside the “global missions community,” we obviously work with a lot of missionaries. A pastor writes of associates Jim and Leta Van Meter:
The Van Meters are two of the most delightful people who enter the lives of others, see their hearts and pour out in very wise and intimate offering. As they come alongside the global missions community, they passionately encourage and equip missionaries to care well for their souls.
Some of the most exciting results we see is the growing number of mission workers from traditional mission fields. The bishop of a Zambian denomination writes to Tom and Bonnie Kopp:
“We saw how the word you shared about missions worked in our progressive decisions. One of the resolutions was that each church will contribute more in the next twelve months toward missions. We will be able to send a new missionary pastor to the Eastern province and subsidize the allowances of those we have already sent.”
We are particularly pleased when those we train, go on to train others. It happens often, noted by this seminar attendee:
“Hi, Mr. Cliff, I managed to get to Zambia in one piece. I’m very thankful for everything I learnt from you. May God bless you and your family. Remember me in your prayer as I begin the mammoth task of disseminating some of the training to my fellow Zambians.”