You know how you look forward to being with dear friends? That’s how we feel about our regional leadership team in the Middle East region. I’ve been asked to assist them in Spirit-led strategic planning in this week. This is a great privilege and challenge because they will be engaging over difficult and complex issues that have the potential to be divisive. Strong leaders have strong opinions! I often say that when a group of Navigator leaders agree on something, you know that there must be a God in heaven. This is why I once again ask you to pray Romans 15:5-6 with me: “May the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus, that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Prayer Update: It seems to us that God really showed up these last few days. Both missionary families we visited are staggering a bit in view of their recent difficulties, but at the very same time it looks like the Lord may also be bringing ministry breakthroughs. His strength comes to full expression in the midst of our weakness.