February - March 2016
News round up a focus for PRAYER
Today I am going to bring a round up of the news from Indo and NZ so as to provide a really sound basis to be able to pray and rejoice in what God has been doing.
Post my time in country the energy and work flow is enhanced.
- New mega churches who want to come on board
- 78 Community Teachers who are in transit to the Un-Reached region needing solid member-care.
- 60+ new professional who have said "hear am I Lord, send me" so their training starts.
- 3 new cities where starting the SDC activity is yet to swing the words into action.
- Interest in the model from wider communities in Indonesia and Overseas.
- Planning for the July input to sit with and facilitate the SDC's yet to become active
- Thinking and much prayer to appoint someone this year to transition into my role as PAM Director.
- Ongoing initiatives from the SDC's to fulfill the mission of Recruit > Train > Select > Send > Member care [RTSSM].
On the New Zealand front
I continue to be involved with FFF, supporting Paul in the vital outreach activity. This is hands on sharing/preaching every few weeks in the MBB/NB context. The gathering spans from 4.30 - 9.00 ish each Sunday. During the week apart from meeting with Paul and the other leaders to pray I spend time with each of the persons on a one on one basis providing professional support to their studies and or job search and in the course of these activities we just talk and talk. This gathering is a fantastic point of outreach that is working.
Looking back and looking forward: the next steps in 2016
This has been a great start to the year but with real challenges as well
- Thankyou for those who have come back to me and requested a copy of the Annual Report.
- Thankyou for you ongoing prayers for what God is doing in this context.
- Thankyou for upholding Robin and I in all we do in NZ and Indo
- Please pray for Lidya and Audris at this time as she is grieving the "loss" of her baby
- Pray the planning for Brunei, the UR relocation and the training in Semarang all continue step by step
- Pray for the connection with the person to be my replacement 2018 so that the transition can start this year