As you read this I will have just flown into the city of Astana, Kazakhstan and, after a very few hours of sleep (emphasis on few), I have been meeting with some pastors to discuss the next two weeks of ministry here in this large nation and to listen to their hearts.
In the next two weeks I will be involved daily in ministering to individuals, local churches – their leaders and their people, rehab centers where young people are recovering from drug and alcohol addictions, as well as a three day leaders school (with six teaching sessions a day). Every day we travel out to a new location. When we are teaching the leaders school it will actually be in the location where we are living so it will make for easier days as there will be no early morning traveling out.
In the midst of the two weeks my team of three (2 from Saskatoon and myself) will be continuing to impact and lead a number of churches that I work with twice a year in person. However, on this trip there are several new churches we will be ministering in and thus the ministry is beginning to impact some new situations. Your prayers for every person, every church, and every leader we will come into contact with are greatly appreciated.
Before I leave where I am staying to travel out, I will write a blog letting you know how the previous day went and what the team is going to be involved in during the next 24 hours. There will be general prayer requests and specific needs to pray about. This nation is not in favor of the born again message and so it is not always easy to “stay under the radar” and not be stopped in the work that we do. I will do my best to keep you informed of current concerns – working as best I can with the 12 hour time difference between Kazakhstan and home. So, the blogs may come to your inbox at strange times of the day or night.
I appreciate your continued support of this ministry the Lord has given to me. And, for your patience with things back home that do not always get accomplished as quickly as they might due to these “interruptions” in my regular schedule. Remember, God loves you and so do I.