Nine People and One Thing I Wish You Could See

November 2016

Dear Partners and Friends,

I wish you could see…

Juan Torres, as he urges us to pray for pastors along the Amazon. On Thanksgiving Day, while we’re all feasting, he’ll be equipping them to feast on God’s Word. I’m so thankful for Juan.


melanie-lachcik-2014Melanie Lachick, as she helps our team better communicate with our precious donors the marvelous difference that they are making. I’m so thankful for Melanie.


paul-adams-2010Paul Adams, as he develops curriculum used around the world to better equip and encourage pastors to teach God’s Word with God’s heart. I’m so thankful for Paul.



sean-martin_2016Sean Martin, as he shares the humble responsiveness of the Haitian pastors when he led them through the book of Jonah. I’m so thankful for Sean.



Cory Van De Griend, as he narrates the video of a house church leader we are training—a convert who was stabbed and poisoned because of his bold faith in Christ. I’m so thankful for Cory.




Tim Henry, as he leads a Thursday morning prayer time, reminding us that our ultimate purpose is to put God’s glory on display. I’m so thankful for Tim.



patricio-paredes-2016Patricio Paredes, as he challenges a group of TNT graduates in Honduras to launch and lead Movements of the Word throughout Central America. I’m so thankful for Patricio. 



don-couwenhovenDon Couwenhoven, as he endures 24+ hour trips to Russia so that he might encourage pastors who are under increasing pressure from the authorities. I’m so thankful for Don.


georgeGeorge Bowater, as he strengthens our home office support team so that our overseas training staff might flourish on the field. I’m so thankful for George.



These aren’t all of our staff, but they’re the ones that I’m most burdened for.

I wish you could see the…

Short Paychecks, that they have received (or might receive before year’s end) unless…

Please, would you give a generous gift to Leadership Resources today? This Thanksgiving bless these servants of the Lord…Juan, Melanie, Paul, Sean, Cory, Tim, Patricio, Don and George. Their hearts will sing out with thanksgiving to the Lord!!!

With much gratitude in Christ,

Craig Parro


PS: I wish you could see…their faces when we surprise them with full paychecks!

In fact, if God prompts you to give, I’ll send you a photo of one very happy staff member so that you can see their joy with your own eyes! 

Craig Parro

Since joining Leadership Resources International in 1989, Craig directed its international ministry, and as of January 2010, he now serves as President. A graduate of TEDS (M.A., Mission), Craig is a stimulating teacher and has equipped and encouraged pastors and churches throughout the U.S., Latin America and Asia. Craig also serves on the Board of Directors of TOPIC (Trainers of Pastors International Coalition), an association of pastoral training organizations focused on accelerating pastoral training worldwide. Craig has authored articles appearing in several magazines. His first book, Unlikely Warriors, was published in 1992. He is also co-author of Finishing Well in Life and Ministry: God’s Protection from Burnout.