On my way home.
The story of the highlights is outlined below and a tribute to the prayers of the faithful.
While doing this we completed the Standard Operating procedures [SoP] for each of these phases.
I have a copy of these in English or Bahasa if you would like to read.
It was also Annual Report time so together we drafted this so Lidya could complete it over the coming days. It is now at the level of draft 4 and is available for distribution also.
Surabaya EJ SDC
1. The positive powerful committed group in the SDC who over the past years have "done the deed" with bells on !!! [In 2013 I meet in Surabaya monthly and this is the fruit]
2. So together we commissioned 78 trained community school teachers, who are all committed and in process of going to live and work in the UnReached [UR] parts of Papua.
I wept as I prayed for each knowing the commitment and dedication shown and risk each was taking. They each had a job, they would support themselves and be Christ in that UR setting.
The challenge the SDC has now, is to implement the processes of member care for each person sent. Please pray for this aspect of the sending.
3. I also attended a key meeting of the overall network PAM is part of, talking about the strategies of mobilization worldwide and in doing so reinforced the approach PAM had and is taking so as to ensure Indo people reach Indo people.
For 3 days we talked about Mission and what it was and and why we needed it in Indo.
At the end I gave my "Gideon talk" and then an invitation for any who wanted to take this further. They had heard God's call and were will to say "here an I send me". I silence - no music - no hype over 60 rose to their feet.
So the task beings in this city to training these 60 so in 1 or 2 years they are ready to be sent. That is what we now will do !!!
In and around this I also facilitated 8 hrs of Professional Development training at a local school that I have been working with.
So whats the future
Lidya and Rieza are taking maternity leave and Melissa is covering.
The SDC's are each strong.
Brunei is calling and a group will support the formation of an SDC in the region working with Indo workers resident in that place [ The Saudi model]
I will continue to be involved daily/weekly using electronic means.
I will return mid year to work with some of the SDC who are struggling to get momentum.
But my goal for 2016 is to appoint a replacement PAM Director so that we can transition [Bahasa language and PAM activities] together through 2017 such that I can retire for the role [but not my connections] in 2018.
If you know of anyone who could step into this vital strategic leadership role, someone who understands and lives being a TM person please contact me and we can start a conversation.
I have a very clear Job Spec I can email as need be. Please pray that this person can be found.
2016 is simple:
To train some 200+ and
Send some 150+ as self supporting TM person to the UR parts of Indo.
That is my prayer !!!! please join with me in daily pray
We value you interest prayers and financial support
Thankyou for you interest and prayers.
If you would like a copy of:
1. 2015 Annual Report.
2. SoP Core PAM Commitment.
3. SoP OPerational Guidelines.
4. 10 year story of PAM.
5. PAM Director Job Description/Advert.
Please email me and I will send these to you.