Encourage Teamwork

Today, Renee and I arrived in another country in the Middle East to come alongside our leaders here.  Remember from Acts 14:22 how Paul and Barnabas kept visiting the cities where ministries had been planted, strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying, ‘Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God’?  That is because we all need encouragement all of our lives, especially those on the front lines.  Please pray that God will strengthen and encourage our fellow workers here.
Prayer update:  You prayed that God’s strength would be displayed in my weakness in the previous country.  I did not expect Him to answer that by allowing me to become weaker through getting the flu!  But He did, and His strength did rise to the occasion.  At one point I got up out of bed, had two meetings feeling perfectly normal, then nose-dived back into bed for the rest of the day.  I’m praying that in this country His strength will rise in me without the help of the flu!