News from the Front Lines of God’s Kingdom’s advance is always good. Would you join us in praying for our teams today and throughout this week as they walk in obedience and make Him famous?
His ways are higher
When you run an organization that sends students all over the world, occasionally you have to change your plans. It is simply part of the process. Situations in country can change, sometimes at the last minute. We teach our students to be flexible, and sometimes we get to practice what we preach alongside them.
This year we sent a team after preparing them to serve in a North African country. However, our “man on the ground” learned shortly before their arrival that the situation in country had changed. It was no longer recommended that our team come. Initiate the back up plan. This team was already set to arrive and train in a host country in the middle east. Plans have been altered to allow them to stay and serve there in the host country. Please pray for them as they make that transition as a team and engage the work Father has prepared for them.
It all comes together
Whenever our plans do change, we often see that there was a bigger and better plan in place the whole time. The team mentioned above didn’t get to leave the host country; meanwhile, there was another team travelling with them to the same host country. Right before they departed, the team leader for this team had a medical issue come up that kept her from flying with her team. Instead of having a leaderless team in country, the two teams were able to combine as they travelled, thus giving them all a team leader through the process. We love it when our plans come together so well. Ha.
The team leader’s medical issue has been resolved and she is now with her team in the middle east. In an update to our office she wrote, “I’m so glad to be here and to finally be walking with everyone. Father has given us such good time to get to know each other, even to get to know some nationals. We’ve spent the majority of our time plowing when we’re out during the evening but a good majority of us have also spent some time in homes having tea/coffee while chatting with families. We all love it here.”
A quick rundown of the other teams
Our Central Asia team is out on a remote village where they are the first team to ever stay in this particular village. They have not internet access out there so we don’t get updates. Keep praying for them.
Our Southeast Asia backpacking team is now about halfway through their trip. They are spending three weeks trekking to remote villages to share the gospel, and are also away from internet access. Pray for them as they continue their journey.
Our other teams in the North Africa Middle East regions are all doing well and going strong.
Our JSI team in Western Europe is in the final stages of preparation for the Texas and Oklahoma teams that will be there next week.
Please keep praying for all our teams as they serve.
“Finally brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you.” 2 Thessalonians 3:1