February 27th, 2011
After one more long flight from Amsterdam to Mumbai, Roxann, our NorthRidge team, and I will be with some of these wonderful people in India. We have a pretty aggressive and diverse agenda for our time in India. I’ll be privileged to partner with another leader in teaching approximately 850 spiritual leaders and pastors who represent 3500 churches and the millions of lives that they have the potential to reach. They are moving through change as they seek to plant many more churches and reach the yet unreached multitudes of their country. I’m so thankful that I’ve been given the opportunity to share some of my passion and experience for leading God’s people through change. Our entire team will be helping to make our time with these leaders special and impacting…by leading out in serving, praying, and even worship.
We will also be visiting several sites where we are seeking God’s leadership for a further way to expand our impact in India…such as a home for children with HIV Aids; a home for the children of women forced into prostitution; some schools that we are sponsoring in very poor areas that provide the hope of breaking the cycle of poverty in young peoples lives; and we’re hoping to be able to be at the official opening of a new water well that the NorthRidge family has made possible. I’m expecting our time with these precious people to be emotional but meaningful, exhausting but exhilarating, discouraging but life expanding, and life changing for all of us…those we are going to serve and our entire team.
More than anything, it’s my prayer that this trip will give God pleasure. After all, His love and compassion is what makes ours possible. As 1 John 4:19 says, “We love because He first loved us.”
Hopefully, as I have access to internet, I’ll be able to share some of the pictures and videos that we take. Either way…thanks for following and praying for us.