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Building Up Leaders

Michelle Matthews praying over church leaders at conference in China
Michelle praying over some of the leaders who were in attendance at the training

Building Up Leaders

Investing in covert training for pastors and church planters

Dear Friends,

Last month we conducted a training seminar on Christian leadership and church planting. The Unreached People Groups Ministry subsidizes the costs for leaders from unreached people groups to attend Bible-based training. Our mission is to provide church leaders with a strong foundation in the Word, so that they can continue to reach unreached people groups and win souls for Christ. We believe there is no better strategy than to invest in leaders.

My wife Michelle and I had the privilege of joining 64 pastors and church planters who gathered together from seven different tribes and people groups. Twelve from our beloved A-Che tribe attended, and we even had a dear sister from the Muslim Hui—China’s largest unreached people group.

These leaders were encouraged, refreshed and challenged by God’s Word. Some of them have recently experienced persecution, while others have been serving faithfully with little to no rest or appreciation. I’m sure there were even those who have thought of quitting at one time or another and were greatly blessed by this time of fellowship and refreshing. The great news is that several leaders committed to plant a church amongst an unreached people group within this next year!

Church leaders and pastors worshipping the Lord during the conference
Many pastors and church leaders were blessed by a sweet time of worship, fellowship, and the study of God’s Word

By providing quality biblical training, the Unreached People Groups Ministry of Heaven’s Family is laying strong foundations for the emerging church movements amongst unreached people groups. Thank you to our donors who pray for and support this ministry. It is a privilege to partner with you to take the gospel to parts where it is unknown.

Many blessings,

Todd Matthews
Director, Unreached People Groups Ministry

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