Letter from the President

India, Presidential Update, Worldwide

The famed “Magnificent Mile” that marks Chicago’s signature street, Michigan Avenue, began as the dream of planner Daniel Burnham in 1906. He famously said: “Make no small plans; they have no power to stir men’s blood.” Over a century later, I think even he would be amazed at how profound his vision has proved to be.

In my role, I have the privilege of being around people with God-sized plans. One person is Words of Hope’s leader in South Asia, Rev. Dr. A.K. Lama. Not only has he taken our existing work—stretching from Kashmir in the west to Bhutan in the east—and made it stronger, but he is developing new Kingdom-expanding, world-impacting plans as well.

From his strategic location in northeast India, A.K. is right now implementing a plan to train up 5,000 Christian leaders to proclaim Jesus to unreached people living in Bhutan, Tibet, India, Nepal, and beyond. I find A.K. to be inspiring because he doesn’t make small plans. He inspires me to act as his champion here in order to raise support for the cause of Christ there in South Asia.

Of course, A.K.’s vision is no grander than that of our Lord: “You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). Together with A.K., your prayers and support are building something that will endure.

For the King,

Jon Opgenorth