I have a prayer request from my heart to yours today. Our son, Mr. J., boarded a plane headed for Amsterdam just over an hour ago. He and several other men are part of a district leadership team from the denomination in which he is ordained. They will arrive in Amsterdam after many hours of travel ready to meet with missionaries and Christian workers there to see what is happening in ministries in that part of Europe.Some time during the next week they will travel to Brussels, Belgium where they will also spend time with missionaries in that area and be part of the ministries there. One purpose for this trip is to observe how God is using those ministries to reach the people of Europe with the love and grace of God. And they certainly will be an encouragement to those they visit.Before heading home in about a week they will spend time in Leiden, Netherlands with missionaries and ministries there and they will participate in some creative ways God is using His children in that part of our world.Their schedule is full but they hope there will be a bit of time to see some of the area where they travel. If not, they don't mind - they know they will be blessed by the beauty of the Kingdom of God on the other side of the world. I know they will return home with changed hearts. They will certainly have a new perspective on life and I know they will have an increased burden to pray for our brothers and sisters in other lands. And, perhaps, there will be new ways to assist the ministries so far from home.
We are thrilled and in awe that our son was chosen to be part of this team. The team is headed up by the District Superintendent and three other district leaders in Oregon. A number of other ministers make up the team that was chosen for this task. Would you pray with me for their safe travel and the mission they have undertaken? Even though we are not travelling with them we are still part of the team - and you can be, too. If we pray for them and the task before them we play an important role. They need us to hold them in our hearts and in our prayers as they go. And would you pray for the dear ones they leave at home? From my heart to yours - thank you. And may you be blessed as you pray for them and for the responsibility God has given them 'for such a time as this'.
Scripture quote from Esther 4:14
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