One of the obvious characteristics of Generations International Ministry is the need for travel. In our current role as deputation, fundraising missionaries, as well as in our permanent role as encouraging mentors or pastoral trainers, we will probably always be traveling.
For us, that is a good thing. We both enjoy traveling. We enjoy Mission Conferences. We enjoy seeing old friends in longtime supporting churches. We enjoy hanging out with young, excited ministry types. We thoroughly enjoy foreign travel with all the challenges and benefits.
September was extraordinarily full with ministry opportunities. The month began in San Diego, California with gracious hosts, Steve and Christa Boschen. It is always a personal treat to be at Ocean View because that is where Steve and Barbara Johnson serve as well.
Greg and Krista Corcoran invited us to speak at Battlefield church and at the Virginia BBF meeting they hosted. Sharon spoke to the ladies on Serving Jesus with your Heart. I spoke to the pastors and leaders on Dangerous Ministry. We were very well received. The Corcorans are doing a wonderful ministry. We later learned that this church decided to partner with us!
From Washington, D.C., Sharon went back to Springfield to care for her parents and I travelled to Bogotá. It was time to do our week at the Christian Training School in Colombia. We are impressed with the level of commitment of the new students each semester!
We then took advantage of the opportunity to be at the national meeting of the BBFI in Owasso, Oklahoma and had the annual meeting of the board of directors for Generations International. It was encouraging to see all that the Lord has done for us during our first year of existence! Not the least of His blessings are the three men who have come alongside of us as counselors and encouragers.
First Baptist of Milford was our next mission conference. We always enjoy our time with Pastor David and Debbie Perdue. This church with a great heart also became partners with our ministry! We then headed to Santiago, Chile to finish the month!