Here in the United States, October is, among other things, Clergy Appreciation month. It was set aside as a month to recognize the contributions pastors make in the lives of their congregants. It’s also a chance to celebrate their families and the sacrifices that often come with experience in full-time ministry.
In thinking about appreciating our Clergy here in the States, we wanted to turn our eyes to Africa and Asia, where we are raising up men and women to preach the Gospel. While some may not bear the official title of “Pastor,” their contributions to their communities deserve to be recognized and highlighted. We wanted to highlight those efforts by giving you some ideas as to how you can appreciate your pastor this month, and ways that you can continue to pray for those With Open Eyes is raising up to proclaim the name of Jesus.