I’m headed for Tanzania, Africa in August and you can help.
Every August 35 pastors from around their country come to the capital city, Dar es Salaam, for a Pastors Conference. A Dallas Seminary doctoral student whose native country is Tanzania organizes it. This year, he asked for a track on Pastoral Counselor Training. So following a week of teaching in Indonesia (sponsored by our church), I’m flying there to help train pastors to connect with the people in a practical and helpful way.
Here’s what I plan to teach (yes, it’s being translated into Swahili)
- A five-session Strategic Pastoral Counseling Model.
- How to Really Listen: the Critical Aspect of Effective Counseling
- Forgiveness: the Road to Freedom
- Suffering and Pastoral Counseling
- Example: Reconciling a Marriage after an Affair
Then, we plan to take a “mini conference” (an additional two days) to the nearby island of Zanzibar to minister to the pastors there.
While about half of the country claims to be Christian, only a few universities are equipped to provide solid Christian teaching. That’s why we feel the urgency for leadership training.
The total cost of this part of the trip will be about $3,000. My church is handling the trip over there, but I need to raise these additional funds for the ministry in Africa and the trip back home. Whether or not you can provide financial support, Please remember us in your prayers.
I would appreciate your prayerful consideration of this letter. If you’d like to support me, please make checks payable to
East-West Ministries, Int’l. Memo Line: “Dr. Lee Jagers Account #4052” and mail to: East-West Ministries, Int’l, P.O. Box 868050, Plano, TX 75086-8050.
Stay tuned for updates, most significantly insights about things we can learn from them.