Lesser Seen Great Happenings

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I have just been with some of the most highly productive and godly people that I know.  Since this team of pastors are scattered around the U.S. and are in a minority, they are not often gathered together in one place at one time for fellowship, worship, planning, challenge and encouragement.  Of whom am I speaking?  The African Heritage Network- a collection of American Free Methodist pastors  of racially black African origin.  I am blessed to know these godly men and women whose integrity and love for God is as high as anyone I know anywhere.

One thing is clear to me when I speak with this group.  We simply must do more to serve and minister to one of the most significant populations in America.  I would encourage those of you who know African Heritage leaders to support and encourage them and their work.  I would also ask that anyone who knows young men and women of African descent who have a passion for serving Jesus Christ and have leadership gifts to please respond to this blog.  We would like to invite them on a journey of ministry with us.  Thanks.


Matthew Thomas
By Matthew Thomas

In my sixth decade of seeing God work simply increases my faith. Born in California, raised in Washington, ministered in Washington, Oregon, Canada, Philippines, Idaho and now all over the world has given me reason to believe and praise. My wife, Marlene and four children (Luke, Mitch, Samuel and Charese) give me reason to give deep thanks. My eight beautiful grandchildren (Jalen, Jordan, Katelin, Andrew, Eli, Callia, Asher and Mikaela) give me reason to see that grace reaches beyond our immediate present into our un-conceived future. Serving with a great team in the Free Methodist Church makes me a blessed person in a blessed place, serving with blessed people.

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