Thousands of villages in India and Nepal have no church at all. When Ratna became a Christian in college he was excited to return to his village and share his faith, and a small fellowship of believers emerged. However, for this budding church, “There was no leader,” Ratna reflects. “I was the one who explained to them about Christianity even though I didn’t know a lot about it. But slowly the people grew in faith.” Eventually Ratna went through ServLife’s training school and returned to his village to lead the church. The church has doubled in size over the last three years, and has provided small business loans to over 80 families, lifting the median income for the entire village.
Since 2002 ServLife has trained pastors like Ratna, and continued their support through monthly coaching, regional conferences and an annual pastors’ conference. Every year at the pastors’ conference I always have a handful of pastors share with me that they were tired and considering quitting the ministry, but that this conference and time with the other pastors invigorated them and they are ready to go back and serve their church. The time at the conference brings refreshment and renewal and propels them forward in sharing the love of Jesus with others.
From March 12-14, ServLife will conduct our annual Pastors’ Conference in Pokhara with a focus on faithfulness in ministry based on Luke 16. $123 will send a pastor to the conference, including travel, lodging, food, everything. The total cost will be $12,299.
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