Sunday, January 25, 2009

Brussels, January '09

I’m writing this post from Operation Mobilization’s center in Brussels, Belgium. A group of new MTW missionary candidates have gathered here for a month of pre-field training. The mornings are spent in classroom instruction, while the afternoons/evenings are spent in practical ministry assignments around the city. I have spent the last few days meeting with individuals and families and doing some training for the group on global youth and family ministry. Brussels is a great location for this training: 45% of the population is immigrant. Our missionary candidates will be placed in Persian, Korean, Dutch, French, and Indian contexts. Please pray that these new missionaries will grow in grace and skill as they are equipped to take the gospel to the nations. And pray that my time here bears fruit in seeing each one inspired and empowered to reach the youth in their context--including caring for the TCKs on their teams.