Multiplying Healthy Leaders Worldwide

Thrive Ministries is a cooperative of international pastors, church overseers
and five-fold ministers who work together in multiplying health leaders worldwide.

My Story

It started in the fall of 1995. I was minding my own business during my morning prayers in the church building. Part of my prayer regimen was to pray through a book entitled Operation World, a guide for praying for the greatest needs of every nation in the world ( As I was praying for a particular country in Eastern Europe I read a simple sentence that changed everything for me:

Bible training for existing and future leaders is a great need. The average pastor
supervises five churches. Most new churches lack a pastor, and many pastors lack
training. This has hindered church growth.

I still cannot explain what happened next…

A far-off continent, a remote village, an impossible coincidence… is this what it takes to discover what’s inside a man?

The Same River Twice takes the reader on a fantastic journey to another world and an unfamiliar culture. But it is really a journey into the equally unfamiliar territory of the wounds of a fatherless heart. And the road to healing.

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