Both Yours and Mind


When I get together with certain old friends it’s like we’ve never been apart even though we have not seen each other in years.  We end up staying up into the night because we don’t want to waste a moment of the precious hours that we have together.  It will be like that in a few days when our fellow workers from all over the Middle East Region gather together for a week.  We gather everyone like this only once every four years. 
Please pray that as we gather it will be like Paul wrote in Romans 1:11-12, “For I long to see you so that I may impart some spiritual gift to you, that I may be encouraged together with you while among you, each of us by the other’s faith, both yours and mine.”
Prayer update:  Even before we left on our recent funding trip some dear friends surprised us by volunteering to partner with us in helping to fund our work.  During the trip we received another $2500 in contributions, and believe more may be coming.  Only $4500 to go by August 31!  We were also encouraged to see fresh Life in the two churches where we spoke.  They had both been hurting the last time we visited.  We found the Life of Christ flowing into and through them in new ways.  There were many Radiant Ones, as in Psalm 34:5.