A New Chapter

The Navigators are beginning a new chapter this week.  We have had only 4 International Presidents in over 80 years: Dawson Trotman, Lorne Sanny, Jerry White and Mike Treneer. Then in February forty of our leaders came together for several days to seek God together.  We prayed as the disciples prayed in Acts 1:24, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all men, show which one of these two you have chosen.”  As we were praying the Lord made it very clear that He had chosen Mutua Mahiaini as our next leader.  Mutua is Kenyan, and formerly directed our work in Kenya then all of Africa.  Mike Shamy, Alan Ch’ng and I will continue with Mutua as the new International Executive team.  Eddie Broussard will join us May 1.
Our first days together as a team begin on tomorrow.  We are excited about the future.  Please pray that God will continue to guide our team with His eye upon us, as He promised in Psalm 32:8.
Answered Prayer:  Our marriage retreat was even better than we had hoped.  Marriage is an invitation from Jesus to join Him in loving our spouse.  And joining Jesus is always an adventure.  He surprised us by showing us some areas where we really need to grow.  He encouraged us as we began to “do the Book” in new ways.  We highly recommend Intimate Encounters by Dr. David & Theresa Ferguson, who facilitated the retreat.  They are masters at leading others to the simplicity on the other side of complexity. And we highly recommend the Winshape Retreat in Georgia, which specializes in marriage retreats for leaders.