Message From the President
During Thanksgiving week, I had the privilege of visiting churches in American Samoa. Did you know that American Samoa is located over 2,500 miles south from Hawaii? There are several NFL players from American Samoa. On Thursday, I worshipped with Happy Valley Baptist Church, where members brought offerings of fruit and vegetables and testified about God’s goodness in their lives. After the morning service, we had lunch together, including turkey which is imported into the country. This was the first Thanksgiving I have ever celebrated like this.
On the following Saturday night, I attended the fourth BTCP graduation there. Pastors and leaders from around the island have graduated from the program. Pastor Elise Tafau has trained all of them. At 75 years old, Pastor Tafau is retiring next year to live in Hawaii. One of the graduates is Kamilo. Kamilo shared the following testimony: “When I first started, I couldn’t express myself, but now I can preach God’s Word because God’s Word has transformed my life. My father didn’t recognize me because of the change in my life. Before, I didn’t know anything in the Bible.”
Men and women are being transformed, equipped, and mobilized for God’s work – the work of reconciling people to God through the church. Through your partnership, we can see more men and women like Kamilo transformed, equipped, and mobilized for God’s work. You have the opportunity of partnering with us before the year end. Click the button below and give for the glory of God.
Grace and peace,
Dr. David Nelson
President and Founder