What Others Are Saying about POBLO
It's easy for us to tell you about the exciting things that POBLO is doing, but we thought you might want to hear from those who have partnered with us. Pastors, volunteers, and others share about their experiences with POBLO.
“POBLO is an amazing ministry, led by those who understand that America is a mission field. While congregation members in many areas feel paralyzed to reach their new Muslim neighbors, POBLO transforms challenge into opportunity; fear into hope. God is using POBLO as one of the most cutting-edge ministries of our time.”
Dr. Kent Hunter, Founder, Church Doctor Ministries
“POBLO has a comprehensive and flexible model of cross-cultural ministry that adjusts to a whole host of variables, works with whatever available resources exist, and provides real world wisdom that recognizes international world views. Many churches would love to have such a ministry but just don't know where to begin or what to do. POBLO professionals presented to our local congregations and provided instruction, helping to create necessary momentum among laity. POBLO also provided an Arab-Egyptian missionary couple to work with us. They are as dear to everyone here as our own families. This couple is easily among the hardest working, smartest, and most loving church workers I have ever seen. Our area has a lot of immigrants. No one else is reaching out to them as effectively as Christ is doing through POBLO. Recently, the missions pastor for a local mega-church gave me a phone call, "Your work among internationals is amazing. How'd you do it?" The answer is: "We didn't. Christ did...through POBLO."
Reverend Jon Vollrath, Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Eyota, NE
"I have been a friend of POBLO since we hosted one of their missionaries at the church I served from 2000 to 2009. The work they did in our community resulted in three new constituted LCMS congregations. Now I have an opportunity to work as one of their ambassadors.
Reverend Richard Laeder, POBLO Ambassador, Lansing, MI
“My fellow volunteers and I are so encouraged to see the services provided by POBLO at the International Friendship Center (IFC). We are blessed to see God at work and be a part of this program. It is so amazing that we are able to share Biblical truths with immigrants and get a positive response. Every class is filled with lots of excitement and marvelous opportunity to share the love of God. Volunteering at the IFCs is a fantastic way to share the story of Christ and teach new immigrants American culture. It is also a wonderful opportunity for volunteers to learn about other cultures. I absolutely love being involved in this ministry and hope to be a volunteer for many years to come!”
Laurie Tatters, Detroit, Michigan