In September, Renée and I had the tremendous joy of attending the gradution ceremony of the inagural class at the howFar Ministries Pastoral Training Center and Bible College. In partnership with the Baptist Churches of Tanzania, and under the leadership of howFar's Country Director Emmanuel Laizer, twelve Maasia men graduated with a certificate in Pastoral Ministries.
For us, this is the realization of a prayer that we first offered up as early as 2002. That God, through howFar Ministries, would allow us to train indigenous men who, in turn, would disciple, train and pastor their kinsman in rural churches.
|Students at the howFar Pastors Training Center and Bible College|
This first cohort of 12 will, in some cases, return to the church they already pastor, and others will begin new churches.
|Professors From Tanzania Baptist Seminary Pray and Ordain the Graduates As Their Wives Stand With Them|
|Mark Maynard Preached On Being A Useful Vessel in God's Church|
Over 1,000 church and community leaders and members of howFar Ministries churches, including the Bishop of the Baptist Churches of Tanzania, attended the graduation celebration on the Bible School campus at Lossimingori, Tanzania.
|Presenting a Plaque Recognizing Major Donors to Pastor Emmanuel Laizer (Center) and a Graduate|
Sixteen men, 12 from Tanzania and 4 from Kenya, are enrolled for the 2022-2023 school year. They are all from howFar Ministries churches.
A Free Education
Your financial support makes it possible for an indigenous Maasai leader to recieve a FREE education preparing them to teach the truth of God's word and to plant new churches.
|Bishop Reuben ole Tiges, Overseerer of howFar Churches of East Africa, with Emmanuel Laizer, Overseer of the Churches of Tanzania, and Founder, Mark Maynard|
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