Friday, August 15, 2008

Day 11: Everest

Scaling the Obstacles to Unity

Today’s Bible Verse
“Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.” (Romans 15:7)

Today was the start of our training for the Ministry of Partnership Development. As I have mentioned in a previous blog, the training is a week-long equipping of Every Nation missionaries to help them secure partners and funding for the mission field.
My husband is an American missionary to the Philippines so he is undergoing the proper training so that he may be able to invite people to partner with him in the mission field – whether through financial giving or prayers.

Although I will still be working full-time with BusinessSummaries.com for an indefinite period of time, Robert and I both decided that it is best that I participate in the training as well.

I believe that God gave me the gift of administration and I am pretty organized in keeping records, working on a schedule and managing paperwork.

Rob is gifted in relating to people and giving encouragement to anyone he talks to which I also believe is essential in his missionary work.

God is so awesome in bringing together a man and woman who are complimentary to each other. I am so grateful he made me and my husband the way we are.

To my own surprise, I really really enjoyed learning more about raising support for our ministry. The more I knew about it, the more excited I got in solidifying our joint commitment to do God’s work in the Philippines and eventually here in the United States.

Today was a wonderful revelation to me. God changed my heart COMPLETELY on how I feel about raising ministry partners.

One thing I love about first days of anything is meeting new people. The first lady I met today is Tracy and she is from Southpoint Community Church (which is a part of Every Nation Churches) in Jacksonville, FL.

We had lunch together and she is excited as well to do God’s work in wherever she will be called to. I think she is going to do amazing things.

We had one of those “small world” moments where she mentioned that she went on a short-term missions trip to Bogota, Colombia and our good friends Alex Compton and Kelly Williams were part of that same missions team.

This looks like an exciting week for us! Will give more updates on our time in Nashville in the next few days.

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