21 May Sowing Seeds…
This year, AsiaCMS also welcomed Dr Qaiser Julius as our Co-Mission Partner. Dr Qaiser teaches at the Open Theological Seminary (OTS) in Lahore, Pakistan. He is currently the Director of OTS, provides leadership to the institution along with teaching and preaching roles, and represents OTS on different platforms nationally and internationally.
Dr Qaiser teaches Hermeneutics and New Testament Greek every Fridays to M.Div. and B.Th. students at the Gujranwala Theological Seminary (GTS). This can be challenging as he has to travel around 4 hours to and from GTS on the same day each week…
He also provides assistance at the Langham Expository Preaching program in Pakistan as a volunteer coordinator. This program helps the preachers in Pakistan to expose biblical text with faithfulness, clarity and relevance in their preaching. This quarter he led the Langham Expository Preaching Training Level-1 in Sahiwal.
In the first quarter of 2018, Dr Qaiser spent time training new staff members that were hired in the Youth Department and Communications Desk at the seminary. He also invested a significant amount of time fundraising for OTS, which comes under the direct purview of the Director.
Dr Qaiser received an encouraging testimony this quarter from one of the Pastors that he taught during the Langham Expository Preaching program. The Pastor admitted that prior to this program, he did not spend enough time preparing for his sermons and more often than not, merely recited what he knew instead of preaching. This program taught him the tools he needed to invest more time in preparing for his sermons. In essence, this program sowed the seeds he needed to preach the Word of God more effectively.
Please Pray: for Dr Qaiser’s safe travel as he journeys extensively throughout Pakistan for the ministry of OTS. Pray also for wisdom, clarity and good preparation as he leads sessions in various training programs.
If you’d like to know more about Dr Qaiser’s ministry at OTS and what he does as our Co-Mission Partner, visit his Profile at asiacms.net