Dear Friends in Christ,
In my role as International Director of Emmanuel International, I am privileged to directly collaborate with a family of wonderful EI people around the world. Although this usually involves a lot of emailing and Skype conference calls, sometimes it requires international travel. Since January, this has brought me to the UK, the Philippines, Australia, Haiti and the USA. And later this week, it’s back to the UK and on to Africa.
Less exciting were the intense series of Board meetings, which required a great deal of preparation and follow-up. But good Board meetings result in decisions that ultimately benefit multitudes of needy people. God has blessed EI with committed Board teams in the countries where we have offices, and it is my privilege to work closely with them.
Some recent highlights and upcoming events:
HAITI 2 YEARS ON. In January 2010, a massive earthquake devastated Haiti. 2 years later, rebuilding continues and life goes on. But rubble and ruins are still everywhere. And hundreds of thousands of the homeless still live in tent cities. Emmanuel International continues to partner with local churches assisting the brave and wonderful Haitian people.
ARIZONA HARVEST. In April, I participated in the Global Staff Conference of Harvest Foundation in Arizona. Harvest is an international leadership training ministry, similar to EI in many ways, empowering churches to serve the poor in their local communities. What a worthy cause!
UK & AFRICA. On Friday, I leave for 2 weeks:
- Weekend meetings in the UK
- Time with our northern Uganda team
- Visit with EI’s founder George Middleton in Ethiopia
- Meetings and project visits with our Malawi ministry
- More meetings in the UK
- Home to celebrate Canada’s birthday on July 1
What an honour to be part of EI’s global team, working together in our strategic mission of “helping churches serve the poor.” So many people are being touched by God’s love and truth. Thank you for your friendship, encouragement, financial support and prayers – sufficient motivation to persevere through sleepless night flights, gruelling meetings, and whatever else it takes to get the job done!
In His service,