Written by Lee Heyward on Monday, 11 December 2017.

Dear Friends,

“The dire need of the global church is for developing leaders. It’s not just preachers we need to develop. We need to develop leaders just generally for the church.” African Christian

“We need training for the trainers. We have never done this before.” German Leader

Can you imagine what it would have been like to hear these words spoken to you? Watch this video to hear these words firsthand.

Since 2009 you have been helping send BrookLink to under-served parts of the world to equip church leaders with biblical training. Your gifts have empowered pastors to preach biblical sermons and lead with integrity to build healthier communities of faith. Despite this, there remains a great unanswered need.

Here are a few examples of how your commitment to BrookLink has impacted the global church around the world.

Pakistani church leaders have been equipped with biblical tools to lead amidst unrelenting persecution.

Sudanese church planters have been prepared to plant new churches across their worn-torn, impoverished country.

European leaders have been coached to minister missionally in thoroughly secularized contexts.

Chinese men and women have been trained to lead courageously and purposefully in Mainland China.

The invitations for BrookLink to equip and empower Christian workers are ever-increasing. That’s why I’m asking today for your help.

I​n addition to saying “yes!” to invitations to Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East in 2018, my team will hold strategic conversations with our Board of Directors and several other key domestic and international leaders to ​make strides towards expanding BrookLink’s impact by increasing our ability to accept invitations. ​

Will you make a gift to BrookLink by December 31, 2017?

​As of December 5th, the financial need to reach our 2017 budget by year-end is $115,000.

Will you join us in “strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith” (Acts. 14:22a) by making a gift to BrookLink by December 31, 2017?  Your generous and sacrificial gifts will help us boldly walk through these doors of opportunity in 2018.

My prayer for you this season is that, “you will be enriched in every way for all your generosity, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.” (2 Cor. 9:11)

Ever grateful,

C. Lee Heyward