Pastor Solomon from A2 / S. India shared this quote from pastor Warren Wiersbe in sharing his testimony about the last two years with Asian Access. Solly, as we all now call him, was part of the first graduating class from S. India, an impressive group of church leaders spanning several denominations.
They have caught the vision to see a vibrant community of servant leaders leading the church across India and Asia. Now, they're working to replicate the ministry in the cities they are from: Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore. What a thrill to see a vibrant community of pastors form who are committed to identifying, developing and releasing emerging kingdom to unite the church, multiply leaders and congregations and extend the transforming power of the Gospel of Christ!Core to this movement is always the essential outcome from A2's Essence but more importantly from Scripture itself, Living in a love relationship with God, for "without him, we can do nothing" (John 15:5).
As Solly went on he praised and thanked Pastor Mike Hoisington for his investment in their lives. Mike serves as the S. India Resource Coordinator for Asian Access as well as a core faculty member and mentor. The beauty of this movement, this vibrant community, is that Mike and the vast majority of the greater A2 family of leaders are volunteers. So, while A2 has a small organizational support team, the movement is really a volunteer endeavor to see pastors developed who will lead the church across Asia in the coming decades.I often hear Solly's words expressed by others, "Joe, we are hungry, eager, desperate for spiritual fathers;" what Solly called in quoting Warren Wiersbe: 'Every Pastor Needs a Pastor... Every Pastor Needs a Friend!'
Mike, thank you, and for all the A2 volunteer network of pastors, thank you for building this vibrant community of servant leaders with vision, character and competence who are leading the church across Asia. God is pleased with what He sees... Well Done, Good Faithful Servants!
A tea break with Mike Hoisington and a pastor from South India's graduating class