Training preachers during Ramadan
by Paul Windsor, Langham Preaching
All around the world Muslims are giving themselves to fasting and prayer during this month of Ramadan. It is also the time each year when Langham Preaching trainers in Karachi give themselves to the training of preachers. Asif, Chris, Sam and Benjamin form the Pakistani team planning to hold three weeklong training seminars during the month – two in Karachi and then, for the first time, one in Hyderabad. That is three in one month. ‘Does this qualify for the Guinness Book of Langham Records?’, asks Asif.
|Benjamin travelling to the training|
Benjamin is the youngest member of the team. The disability of blindness has not prevented him from completing his Master of Divinity studies and travelling the length of the country by train each year for the Langham training. Benjamin is a determined and able young man who works hard to put into practice what he is learning. He is amazed by the feedback he receives now as a preacher. ‘We have never heard preaching like this’ is a comment he hears frequently. At the recent national training event in June he was invited both to preach and to take a training session.
While Benjamin remains committed to working with the Karachi team each year during Ramadan, he is among those in Pakistan who have a burden for neighbouring countries. ‘I intend to go to Persia for a week to plan and to pray for an open door into that land’.
|Benjamin training at the national event|
|Benjamin leading participants in prayer|