For years, we have sought a pastor who God was using that we could help develop. A few years ago, while building a church plant, we met Courtney Spence. Although he was not a recognized pastor, he wanted to preach after some of our Christian movies. So, when God later called him to pastor a local church, we were not surprised.
Pastor Courtney was called to preach at a church and was soon thereafter ordained in that denomination. We were blessed when Birmingham Theological Seminary gave us an electronic seminary curriculum that normally is online (no Internet in Courtney's area). We devised a way of accessing it on an iPad which we provide to Courtney. We also gave him several Study Bibles, commentaries, etc.
Then God blessed us. A fellow missionary to Jamaica who runs the Jamaica Bible Seminary saw one of our newsletter articles about Courtney and notified me the same day that they would give Courtney a scholarship to attend. With a travel and family support stipend from us, Courtney now goes one week per quarter to study at the seminary where he is a star student.
Recently, we created a mobile movie system in a brief case that Courtney can use to show movies on the streets of Jamaica as well as use in his church events.
(Read more about Pastor Courtney under the Pastor Courtney category of the blog)