Having my wife with me and seeing how God has touched her and her face radiating has brought me great joy. We experienced much pain to get here, but in faith we believed we needed to be here.
Now in the present, we know that this was our refreshing, appointed will of God. We go back home completely refreshed.
Lohan Bibile, Sri Lanka
With loads of work especially in ministry, it has been difficult to spend time together [with my husband]. Being together at the Reunion has been refreshing, restoring, and enlightening.
I honor God for your selfless love, sacrifice, and commitment to invest so much in our lives. May El-Shaddai Himself who knows how to reward best, reward you. Christine Gumbe, wife of a pastor from Mozambique
I was struggling about quitting my pastoral job. Now I know it is good to quit and start AGAIN. Bishnu Regmi, pastor from Nepal
As pastors we usually don't have anyone to confess our struggles- and to remember here that God's grace is enough even for us, it is so refreshing. Anonymous pastor
Leading International Pastors Launch Global Proclamation Commission
In June, prominent young pastors from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe met in Dallas, Texas, for a dynamic 10-day strategic reunion. These 100 leading pastors from over 50 countries were all graduates of RREACH's GPA (Global Proclamation Academy). As a part of the reunion, these pastors initiated the Global Proclamation Commission (G-Pro Commission) with the goal of reaching 1 billion souls in 10 years. "This is a human capital campaign to connect, unite and strengthen pastors between 2010 and 2020. We invite all who have a passion for the future of the Faith worldwide to co-mission with us to deliver spiritual health everywhere. In this way, we will get to exponentially change the quality of biblical proclamation and the perception of the Lord Jesus Christ to reverse human destiny," states Dr. Ramesh Richard, Ph.D., Th.D., the founder and president of RREACH.
Over the next decade, RREACH's vision is to fulfill Jesus' Global Proclamation Commission based upon Luke 24:47 by strategically connecting, systematically uniting, and spiritually strengthening large numbers of pastors into a Global Proclamation Community. "Our ultimate goal is to connect, unite, and strengthen 100,000 pastors from 200 countries by 2020 for the purpose of influencing their congregations to reach into spiritually needy contexts," says Richard. "This global community will be made up of a few thousand pastoral cohorts with 25 pastors in each group, thus enabling us to reach our vision-to change the way one billion individuals think and hear about the Lord Jesus Christ."
The Global Proclamation Academy was established by Richard in 2005 as a ministry of RREACH in concert with Dallas Theological Seminary where he serves as Professor of Global Theological Engagement. Its annual three-week summer program was created to strengthen and connect influential younger pastors from around the world by gathering them together to explore biblical spirituality, theological discernment, and effective preaching with experienced master-coaches drawn from across the United States.
For more information, please visit www.TheGPA.net