Global Ministries Summit a Success

Participants in the January 2013 Global Ministries Summit in Chiang Rai, Thailand.

Participants in the January 2013 Global Ministries Summit in Chiang Rai, Thailand (click to enlarge).

Jeff Bleijerveld, Director of Global Ministries
The dust is still settling from the Global Ministries Summit January 20-24 in Chiang Rai, Thailand. I want to provide a quick “thank you” to all who were praying for us. We achieved our goal of building a sense of “team” among many Global Ministries staff (many whom had never met each other), bringing both encouragement and challenge, and focusing attention on a new area of ministry.

Participants represented Global Ministries’ work in China, Macau, Hong Kong, Thailand, Nicaragua, Canada, Germany, India, and the United States.

Rev. Brian Magnus, who chairs the International Executive Committee and the General Conference, and his wife Lynette did a marvelous job of doing what they consistently do: encourage people. Brian also provided five challenging workshops regarding leadership based on a variety of Old Testament characters. Other workshops were offered, including maintaining your spiritual health on the field and writing ministry updates to supporters. One entire morning was devoted to simply sharing and praying for every participant.

We look forward to telling you more in the days to come, but I wanted to let you know that your prayers were answered. We look forward to what God has for us in the coming days as we rely on his leadership and power to be the ministers and leaders he wants us to be.

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