This month, I received a notification that Mrs. Elna Shackelford had passed away. Mrs. Shackelford lived in Florence, Alabama and was 93 years young when the Lord called her home to be with Him. She had been a committed prayer supporter of our ministry work over the years and also supported our efforts monetarily. Here is the note from the executor of her estate:
“She always spoke highly of your ministry and wished to make one final contribution to spreading the gospel through your ministry.”
This correspondence has reminded me of the commitment of so many people like Mrs. Shackelford that have sacrificially supported our work over the years. As TPI celebrates our 15th year, I am am confronted with the fact that there is no way this ministry could have had such an incredible impact without two things: God’s blessing on our work and your help. Thank you for praying and contributing to God’s continued work among us at TPI. We couldn’t do it without you!
Mrs. Shackelford’s contribution will allow for 12 more national pastors to receive training from TPI. One day in glory, she will get to meet those same 12 pastors. And then she will get to meet people who came to know Jesus through the earthly ministry of those same 12 pastors. What an incredible introduction that will be!
As always, I encourage you to share this newsletter with your friends and family. We believe God’s work among us is too good not to share with others so we invite you to pass this information on to other believers that might be encouraged to hear how God is using our ministry to advance His kingdom around the world.
Thank you for joining us to train national pastors to accomplish The Great Commission!
Founder & President
Training Pastors International