"[Paul says] I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.... For we are co-workers in God's service." (1 Cor. 3:6,9a)
We are so thankful for our alumni. Over 320 evangelists have served with Friends Network since 2001, and most of them are now serving as called workers or lay members in American congregations.
Many alumni are still actively involved with FN, either as advocates, donors, presenters, or volunteers. Their work lives on in Asia, as well. There are so many "ripple effects" that the alumni aren't even aware of. The Holy Spirit continues to work through the Word that was planted years ago. The Apostle Paul knew that while he "planted" and Apollos "watered," it was God who created faith in the hearts of his children. This is true in our work also. Sometimes it takes years, even decades, to see the visible fruit of our mission work, but we hold onto God's promise that his Word will not return empty. Give thanks for our alumni! "For we are co-workers in God's service."