I love how Paul thought about those who were partnering with his team in funding: “For the ministry of this service is not only fully supplying the needs of the saints but is also flowing through many thanksgivings to God…. They will glorify God for your obedience….”  (2 Corinthians 9:10-14.”  May 18-20 we’ll be gathering with a network of friends who are sacrificially partnering with our team.  Please pray that our partnering relationships will deepen and be deeply encouraging for everyone involved.
Prayer Update:  I am rejoicing over how the Spirit led the strategic planning that I facilitated with the indigenous national leadership team in the Middle East.  At the end of the weekend the National Director said, “This has never happened here before!”  My translator, an indigenous pastor, said to me, “I’ve learned something here about what God will do when a group prays every step of the way.  I and my ministry will never be the same.”  In the end, we were truly able to say, “It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us.”