Pastors Training October 2015

Stand Firm 2015 Pastors Conferences – Caleb Watson

Thanks so much for your interest in supporting Caleb as he is part of training pastors in India and Egypt.  Ward and Caleb will be traveling from Chicago to India for ten days then to Egypt for another ten days to lead four Stand Firm 2015 Pastors Conferences.

2015 Pastors Conferences

Pastors Ward and Raja with pastors in Uttra Pradesh Conference 2014

Tentative Itinerary for Stand Firm 2015 Pastors Conferences

October 15 – leave Chicago

October 17 – Arrive Port Blair, India: Here we will rest and adjust to the time zone, 10.5 hours ahead of Chicago, visit the Love Children Home Orphanage and attend church with Pastor Raja and Sheeba Wilson.

October 19 – Fly from Port Blair to Trivandrum, Kerala: From here we will drive to our conference site.

October 20 – 21 Stand Firm Pastors Conference in Tamil Nadu.

October 22 – Drive back to Trivandrum and fly to Chennai. From here we will drive to our conference site.

October 23-24 – Stand Firm Pastors Conference in Andra Pradesh.

October 25 – Drive back to Chennai and fly to Cairo, Egypt.

October 26-27 Stand Firm Pastors Conference in Cairo. In the evening of the 27th drive to Minya

October 28-30 Stand Firm Pastors Conference in Minya.

October 31 Drive to Cairo

November 1-2 Days off: Tour historical sites in Cairo

November 3 Fly Cairo to Chicago

This is an incredible opportunity to encourage our brothers and sisters who are living in countries that are hostile to Christianity.

Thank you for your prayer and financial support for the Stand Firm 2015 Pastors Conferences. The total cost of the trip is approximately $25,000. It costs about $50 to train each pastor. That includes travel, food and lodging (for most of the pastors), translating and printing the Stand Firm Workbook, Armor of God Card and PowerPoint into three languages.

The cost for Caleb’s airfare and visas is approximately $3,000. If you would like to give to support Caleb’s travel expenses please click here:

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Anything raised over the $3,000 will go toward the total costs for the Stand Firm 2015 Pastors Conferences.

Here are specific prayer requests for the 2015 Pastors Conferences.  Thanks so much for you praying!

  • For God to prepare the hearts of those who will be trained that they will be equipped and encouraged to stand firm.
  • For all the logistics to come into place. We will be traveling on multiple fights. There are four conferences to be planned, with food for all and lodging for some participants. Hundreds of calls need to be made to reach the pastors to attend. Material will be printed, translators chosen, ground transportation arranged and much more. Pray for those in country doing this preparatory work.
  • For the translation of the Stand Firm Workbook, PowerPoint and Armor of God card in Tamil, Telugu and Arabic.
  • For good health and safety for all involved as we travel and while we are ministering.
  • For God’s spiritual protection over us. We expect the enemy to attack. We will, by God’s grace and power, stand firm.
  • For the financial provision. We will be training approximately 400 pastors and leaders in India and 100 pastors and leaders in Egypt. The total cost is $25,000. As I write that it seems like a huge amount but it is nothing for God! It is only $50 per pastor which is less than many seminars in the USA.

Thank you so much for being a part of this ministry of equipping pastors and Christians to Stand Firm in the faith.