Introducing Karl Peterson

Introducing Karl Peterson December 10, 2012

Karl and Glynn Peterson have been PHBF supported missionariesfor nearly ten years.

 In 1995, Karl, Glynnand six-month-old Elsa headed off to Portugalwhere they spent a year working on the Portuguese language in preparation fortheir work in Mozambique.A week after they landed in the capital city, Maputo, they were paired up with a Mozambicanevangelist and told to start two churches and begin teaching in a Bible school.

When they arrived at the Bible school they found only onestudent! The school had been weakening over the years and so Karl was given thedirectorship of the work with the hopes of resurrecting it. Teaching theologyin the urban Third World was a challenge, butworth the effort.

 At the beginning, Karldid most of the teaching, but by the end of his ten years with the school heenjoyed watching the six Mozambican instructors teach through the newly revisedcurriculum. Today the school is entirely in Mozambican hands and moving on intoother provinces.

Good church leaders need good books and conferences – one oftheir chief burdens. The Petersons teamed up with the Brazilian publisher,Editora Fiel, to send out one book a month to Mozambican pastors, evangelists,elders, Bible school teachers, etc. This three-year program has given a veryuseful library to many who otherwise have almost no access to good books. Theythen invite them and any other church leader to the annual conferences in Julyin Maputo and Nampula, Mozambique.

Glynn continued to lead and disciple women in the communitywhile raising their own six children.

The Lord has now led the Petersons to Cape Town, South Africawhere Karl teaches at the Bible Institute of South Africa – a wonderfulopportunity to teach and train leaders for the African church.