Mark Gibbs – Paraklesis

The Church at Asheville

Mark’s travel schedule for 2016 (please pray for him as he prepares for the trips, as he travels, and for the people in the churches where he is going.

India – May 2 – 27, 2016

Ghana & Uganda – August 8 – 22, 2016

Mark traveled to India from November 4 – 19, 2015 to minister to churches throughout the country.  Please pray for the ongoing needs of the churches that he ministered to while there.

About Paraklesis Ministries

A couple of years ago while seeking God for direction, I began to receive random friend requests on Facebook from pastors from other countries. People I had absolutely no connection with. As I began chatting with these men and women of God, I began to notice a theme. The places these folks were ministering in were hard, sometimes hostile places, (Pakistan, India, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Haiti, Honduras etc.) They were all just looking for someone to be their friend, their cheerleader, their encourager. I began to commit to praying for them and their ministries on a daily basis. Many of them, I would have conversations with every day and do to this day. I was able to encourage them in the Lord and help them continue on. Certainly not by my own wisdom but with the words God gave me to speak to them.

Soon, the requests started coming in that I come  and spend time and minister to and with them. At this time God began formulating a vision in my head for a ministry of encouragement, prayer and inspiration to these men and women of God in these other countries where it’s so difficult to serve.

And so Paraklesis Ministries was born. Paraklesis is defined as various forms of encouragement in the Greek language. In addition to praying for them daily and speaking with often, I will be visiting them and ministering with them, as God leads.

Click here for Paraklesis website.


Mark & Laura Gibbs