Frank William Boreham describes his life as “navigating strange seas“. In 1895 he accepted the invitation to go to New Zealand to become the first pastor of the Mosgiel Baptist Church. He says that Mosgiel did more for him than he did for them, for it was here that he learned to be a pastor.
In this DVD presentation of the next episode of Dr. F. W. Boreham’s life, we sail with him from England on the long sea-voyage to the new colony of New Zealand. Along the way he is overcome with love and longing for Stella, and before arriving in his new home he dares to write a proposal of marriage to the girl he had fallen in love with. In the meantime, it is while in New Zealand that he learns that although Pastors College had trained him to preach, they had not trained him to pastor. We see how for Boreham, a naturally very shy person, the momentous change happened when he discovered “that the person whose story is not worth telling has never been born!” This single revelation revolutionised him as a pastor, a preacher and a writer. And it still has the power to do so for those pastors today who feel inadequate.