Equipping musicians for missionary service
Thursday, December 12, 2019 1-615-477-3525

Europe

  • I’m finally sitting down to write a post-trip update.  My last update was the night before the last day of the retreat.  On that final day I ended up getting a solid half-day of work in and was well enough rested to give me energy for not only the morning session but to lead the evening session and give the concert that I mentioned.  For the Lord’s Supper, we arranged the room so that all of the chairs felt like they were sort of seated around a giant table (we happened to have one of those!).  I had the bread and wine placed around the table almost like it was set at different place settings....

  • I made it back safely last night and didn't have any particular trouble with the flights home.  Redeemer Presbyterian and the visit with my friends in Manhattan was a blessing.  Attached is a pic that someone snapped for me what the room was like while leading worship.  These don't capture how active and engaged everyone was with the singing time (perhaps these were shot between verses!).

  • It is Wednesday evening and I have just finished my “work day” (I’m still working during American working hours, so until midnight or 1 am here).  It has been a joy to get to know some of these missionaries better and be encouraged by their faith, love, and zeal for the Lord.  Some of you asked for more info about who they are.  Gathered here are about 40 country or region directors within SIM, an organization that has 2,000 or so full-time missionaries.  Everyone here has almost 20+ years of experience and while I’m not the youngest one here, the youngest is 38.  So there is maturity, wisdom,...

  • So, London. Wow, talk about blindly hitting the bulls eye! I had just been on a mission trip to Guatemala a few weeks before my London trip, seeking an education in evangelism but finding my compassion as a result. I really had no idea what God was going to do through me in the UK. I was expecting and prepared to lead worship but my thought was that God would probably have a lot more for me to do in London. I was right. 

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    I got to stay  in West London. I had to do most of my travelling within London on my own via the bus, which I loved. My first official London mission trip experience was Yout...