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Sunday, April 25, 2010


"We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps." Proverbs 16:9 NLT
The Trips we have planned in 2010

Beijing, China  
May 22 ~ June 2

History in the Making
I've been invited by another missionary to help them start a work in China.  Starting in Beijing, the government has given us a building and extended an invitation to start a community center right in the heart of China.  We can promote Christ's teachings from the Bible.  We just can't call the center a church or put up a cross. 

I'm taking a small team, including my daughter Alison, for some meetings with government officials and to check out the new community center facility. We're making plans for the community center and a proposed "Price of Peace Summit" for the near future.  At the proposed summit, we will discuss the teaching of Jesus to introduce some of the following subjects:
  • What does it mean to be a follower of Jesus?
  • How does Jesus' message of reconciliation transform a person?
  • How does the Spirit of Jesus bring Mercy and Peace to society?
  • How Jesus gives purpose to life?
These topics would essentially lead to discussions on the differences between cults and denominations, house church and individual practice of one’s faith, along with healthy social behavior that advocates harmony and unity for society.  This is something that the government is very open to and seems willing to move forward with.  Please pray for these very important meetings. 

"You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail." Proverbs 19:21
Malawi, Africa
July 15 ~ August 14

One Hundred Going to Serve
I will be staying out in the villages in Malawi for a month this summer on our "HIS Hands & Feet" Mission's Trip.  We will have about 100 people coming from our US churches to serve in farming, construction, sewing, Kid's Clubs, and medical care.  We have 22 doctors coming to provide medical care at our mission station hospital.  I will be leading a small teaching team.  We will be teaching hundreds of village chiefs, pastors, and small group leaders how to shepard their flocks, and how to teach core Biblical doctrine.  I need one more teacher if you are interested.  We have just 3 spots left, join our team (July 28- August 14).

Malawi, Africa
September 28 ~ October 9

Leading the Way
Back to Malawi, as I lead a team of pastors and leaders on a Vision Trip to "spy out the land."  This trip is designed for pastors to learn about our mission's partnership in Malawi and how their churches can join us.  My wife, Lisa, will be going with us on this trip God willing.  This will be her first trip to Malawi with me. 

As you can imagine it takes financial resources to move out in faith believing that God wants us to go on these trips.  Would you please join us in not only prayer, but in a financial gift so these trips will be possible.  We are praying that the China trip will not only pave the way for the future of China, but for our daughter Alison as well.  We saw how your kindness in partnership allowed our daughter Gracie to go to Malawi and how it changed her life.  In case you don't know, she is planning on moving to Malawi for 2-years to help in the hospital in the village mission station.  We will also need resources, not only for my trips, but for my wife Lisa's too.  She has not been able to work it out to be away from our children for 2-weeks since I started leading these trips, but we are making plans for that to happen this fall.  Please join us in making a difference in God's Kingdom by being part of our "Sending Team."

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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 

Alison getting in the mood for China!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a busy summer. May the Lord be with you and His Peace cover you in all your travel.


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