We have a good God who calls us to do hard things.

A week before I delivered my talk at The Global Leadership Summit in 2015, my world changed. I had to write the eulogy of my sweet sister who died suddenly.

A week later, I stood on the stage with my heart broken in pieces. At that moment, the last thing I wanted to do was stand on the stage and fulfill this God assignment and give a talk at the GLS.

But I didn’t yet appreciate God’s timing. This is why…

There was a leader in Pakistan who God wanted to say something to. Little did I know He wanted to use the message I gave that day.

I would like to share a letter this pastor sent:

As a pastor, watching my church die was really painful. I recently had a stroke, and my family was suffering due to my health. I was at the edge of giving up on God. I even tried suicide. I have been praying for the last two years, expecting God would do something supernatural in return for my prayers, and revive me. But nothing happened. I was at the edge of giving up on God.

Then I was given a brochure about the GLS. My travel and lodgings were sponsored for me, and that was a great help in my decision to attend. During Albert Tate’s session, tears started rolling down my cheeks. I watched the entire session with blurred focus, because I was crying the whole time.

A group of Pakistan Summit Attendees attending a session.
GLS Pakistan. Image obscured for safety.

A pastor sitting beside me, who I didn’t know, held my hand to comfort me. In that moment, God did something supernatural in me. I came back changed.

I came back to my church, and preached again that Sunday. After the service, a Muslim lady who had recently moved next door to my church, asked me to pray for her. After two days, she came back to our service and asked for prayer again. She was healed.

Before she left, she gave me an envelope that had the exact amount of money needed to run the church and provide salary to the church staff for a whole year! Praise God! She is a regular visitor to our service now and we are praying for her salvation.

I look at myself and look at what God has done, and I can only say thanks to God for working in mysterious ways. And thank you to the GLS.

I’ll be honest, as I read that letter for the first time, my first thought, as tears streamed down my face was, Wow, God is so amazing.

And then I laughed to myself and thought, After getting a letter like that, you’d think they’d invite me to speak again! Patrick Lencioni never saved anybody in Pakistan, and he’s here every year! What is up with that?!

But then I had a deeper, more spiritual, Godly thought.

We have a good God who calls us to do hard things. It’s humbling to know how God chooses to use talks given at the Summit to impact leaders around the world in ways we can never predict.

This is just one story of thousands.

The Global Leadership Summit is committed to serving diverse people from all over the world.

This is why  we are so passionate about the vision of the Global Leadership Network—imagine one million stories like these—one million people who, even in the face of great adversity, decide not to give up—decide to press on because they’ve been energized, inspired and equipped for their calling. That’s our goal— to equip and inspire one million leaders through the GLS. But we can’t get there without you.

Your generosity makes all the difference.

The GLS is hosted in more than 135 countries, and more than 50 percent of international sites cannot support the cost of their events through registrations alone. But we don’t think that should be a barrier to equipping and inspiring leaders. Your generosity and your prayer make the GLS possible in these communities.

The funding gap to fill by December 31st is $2,800,000. Will you prayerfully consider joining us this year with your giving plans? Whether you give a gift of $25 or $10,000, every gift really matters.

Ways your support makes a difference.

As we go forward, we are hopeful and prayerful of what God is doing and what God will do through the Summit—it’s life-changing. This is why your gift really matters.

God bless,

Albert Tate

Pastor, Fellowship Church & Board Member, Global Leadership Network

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