In many countries around the world, there is a lack of Biblical education among pastors, and that includes the South American country of Ecuador.  According to Fred Jonkman, a missionary based in Quito, "about 80% of the pastors have no training whatsoever."  So, how do we train all these pastors?  In Fred's case, he has answered God's call by serving as a professor with Miami International Seminary, and on today's Footsteps, Fred tells us his seminary's approach: "We go to the different locations, and we teach there."  Way to go Fred!  As you listen to today's program, pray for Fred Jonkman and his colleagues as they fill this much-needed void in Ecuador.  

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(Photo of Fred and Arlene Jonkman and Andy Napier climbing Santa Ana Hill in Guayaquil, Ecuador)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About The Author

Andy Napier

Andy Napier is the host and producer of TWR’s 2-minute daily feature called “Footsteps.” Previously, Andy served for 24 years with WMBW (Moody Radio Chattanooga, Tennessee) in several capacities including Program Director and Host of the Morning Program. Andy and his wife, Kathy, along with their two boys, Sam (13) and John Edward (10), made the move to North Carolina in October of 2013 to serve as missionaries with TWR.



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