It was an honor to be able to host our First Annual PPM Pastor's Conference last month. Sixty pastors and their spouses gathered for our one day conference in Liberia, Costa Rica!
We spent the morning celebrating what God had done over 2016 as our Pastors shared testimonies about partnering with teams from the U.S. It was such an encouragement to hear how churches are growing and continuing on in the ministries that were started or supported by the visiting teams. There is still lasting fruit from trips from almost a year ago!
It was amazing to see the Holy Spirit work among the hearts of our pastors in our morning sessions. We heard testimonies of pastors that were ready to quit, but God stepped in at just the right time with this conference to heal their hearts and encourage their souls.
Our afternoon sessions were used to help train our pastors on how to practically host teams from the U.S. We had three different sessions: Feeding Gringos, Connecting the Local Church to the Team, and Optimizing the Team for Ministry. One pastor said, "I wish we would have had this training years ago!" The pastors walked away fired up and ready to welcome in new partnerships, build new relationships, and watch their communities be transformed through the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.