This week we’re spending some time talking with Garland Sam. Garland is the pastor of a church called Discover in the business district of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa and is the regional director of Scripture Union that spans from Pietermaritzburg to the region of KwaZulu-Natal
In this week’s interview, you’ll discover:
- What took Garland from the career he thought he wanted to full-time ministry, and how it involved some people from the United States.
- How, even as a young man, the quote, “If not me, who? And, if not now, when?” shaped his life and applied to the scripture that is the foundation for his ministry.
- How God provided for his financial needs in a surprising way.
- What Garland and his wife did NOT do when they were having financial challenges, and what they did instead.
- What led to Scripture Union’s “Holiday Clubs” (and what they are).
- What young people really need.
- Two things that are really exciting about the ministry at Scripture Union.
- One thing that could shape your prayer for missions and missionaries.
- Some great advice that he was given.
- What a previous regional director taught Garland that has shaped his approach to ministry.
- How something very challenging has contributed to his success
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- What a hospital and sick people have to do with what Garland would do in a new and unfamiliar situation.
- What Garland says we should think about.
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