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Simplified pastoral training
in bite-sized books
God, Did We Hear You Right?
Everyone needs confirmation. Do you remember tentatively accepting your first job as a teenager, all the while wondering if you could really fill its requirements? Remember that first big purchase—a car or a home—and wondering if you chose wisely? Waiting for a hint of confirmation?
I’m sitting at my desk listening to ABH president, Fran Geiger Joslin, play snippets of interviews with Kome Island pastors and church leaders, as well as portions of worship, teaching, and story-telling. A joyful sound! The sound of confirmation for this publishing work God called Fran and her husband, Howard, to take on over four years ago.
As many remember, the spring of 2017 brought a bigger challenge—narrowing the ministry. What did the Lord have in mind? Through prayer and discussion, it became clear the focus of ABH should land exclusively on publishing simplified pastoral training in bite-sized books for Swahili-speaking pastors in East Africa. English versions soon joined their Swahili counterparts to open doors even farther into Africa and other English-speaking cultures.
Did confirmation follow? Yes! Pastors and church leaders engaged in a second ABH-led conference yielding heart change and passionate five-minute practice sermons. ABH books filled the hands of these growing spiritual leaders.
Testimonies sing and the joyful sound of worship rings out. All on an island where only three years ago witchcraft existed as the most visible spiritual force.
In the city of Mwanza, widows pressed hugs of joy into ABH staff as they received Fran’s newly published bite-sized version of her book, Widowed: When Death Sucks the Life out of You.
Not Marked, by Mary DeMuth, found its way into the lives of young girls rescued from sex trafficking. The tears, the smiles, the hugs, and sermons all confirm God’s work and truth, which our books seek to embody.
It takes a village to reach a village. Prayers, gifts, and other types of support here reach into the depths of Africa through the written and spoken Word of God. Confirmation and inspiration take hold as the new ministry year unfolds.
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