Fishers of Men

Jesus called His first disciples from their fishing boats and nets. He said . . .

Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men. Matthew 4:19

As part of our website update we will be posting a series of articles about the beginning of Hope4Congo’s ministry.

Fisherman’s Club
by Brad Graber

Hope4Congo traces its beginning to the story of my father, Harold Graber, one of God’s fishers of men.

Harold was born into the family of Peter and Emma Graber in Pretty Prairie, Kansas, a small Mennonite farming community. He was the youngest of six children.

Dr. Theodore Epp (Founder of Back to the Bible radio broadcast in Lincoln, Nebraska) preached a week of revival meetings at Harold’s church. Dr. Epp preached the Good News of salvation.

Harold was in high school (1937-1941) at the time of these revival meetings. Following his conversion, Harold and a group of friends decided to form a club they called, “Fisherman’s Club.” Their goal was to tell their friends about Jesus Christ and the Good News. This pivotal time in Harold’s life led to his determination to serve Christ wherever God called him.

Following World War II and his graduation from Bible College, God called Harold and his wife, Gladys as missionaries to the Belgian Congo, now known as the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Praise God for calling and for Harold following. Thank you, Brad, for sharing this early story.

Join us next week for the continuation of this series. In the meantime, please continue to pray for and support the Congolese people.

We at Hope4Congo long to provide:  Hope For the Next Generation of Congolese.


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