Nguyen Ho | Building Bridges with Churches
October 9, 2010
How did you come to join TWR?
A church friend introduced me to someone who works in the finance department of TWR-Vietnam. This is how I first came to know of TWR. I subsequently learnt that TWR-Vietnam was looking for someone to assist the National Director of TWR-Vietnam.
As I have a strong desire to dedicate myself to serving God full-time in a ministry, I left my profession as an architect and took up the position in TWR-Vietnam, in 2008.
What are some of the things you do in your work with TWR?
I visit different church leaders on a monthly basis. During these visits, I introduce them to our programs, and encourage them to set up listener groups within their congregations. I also give them updates about developments in TWR. On average, I visit around 20 churches a year.
I invest most of my energy in reaching out to church leaders because a lot of them lack proper training and time to study the Word. This becomes a problem as it prevents them from presenting the teachings in the Bible as accurately and comprehensively as possible to their church members. Thank God that the church leaders are in favour of TWR programs and they hope that TWR could consider broadcasting the programs daily. Their favourite programs are Mini Bible College and Through the Bible. The Christians living in the countryside also benefited greatly from TWR programs because they could just tune into the programs from their inaccessible villages.
My other tasks include managing the TWR-Vietnam website and carrying out extensive research on ethnic minorities in Vietnam.
Are there any precious lessons you have learnt?
I have learnt to be more patient. For example, many church leaders I contact are very busy so they often reschedule the appointments I have with them. Also, receiving timely feedback from the listeners of the programs is also a challenge.
I also had to make personal sacrifices to follow God’s call. At the beginning, I felt that I had lost status, financial security and material comforts. I struggled with giving up the comfort afforded by my previous job, in order to join God’s ministry. Gradually, I recognized that what brought me the most happiness was seeing spiritual growth in the lives of the listeners. Most importantly, I am following Jesus’ steps.
To those who are also in ministry, I would like to share an encouraging verse taken from 2 Timothy 2:15 (NIV) — “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”