In 1971, I was invited to spend one month in Singapore at a new institute that had been started by John Haggai. It was still in the formative stages then—a place where Asian church leaders would be trained and challenged to witness for Christ.
Today, more than 40 years later, the Haggai Institute leadership training program is world-renowned, and Dr. Haggai is still at the helm.
Haggai was full of stories. In them all, Christians were overcomers and giants—men and women who received a vision from God and refused to let go of it. Diligence to your calling was a virtue to be highly prized.
Haggai was the first person who made me believe that nothing is impossible with God. And in Haggai, I found a man who refused to accept impossibilities. If the world was not evangelized, why not? If people were hungry, what could we do about it?
Haggai refused to accept the world as it was. And I discovered that he was willing to accept personal responsibility to become an agent of change.
K.P. Yohannan, founder and director of GFA World (Gospel for Asia) and Metropolitan of Believers Eastern Church (BEC), has written more than 250 books, including Revolution in World Missions, an international bestseller with more than four million copies in print. He and his wife, Gisela, have two grown children, Daniel and Sarah, who both serve the Lord with their families.
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