Just had a brilliant weekend equipping 15 pastors and missionaries in Porto, Portugal at a church. Took the youth out on the streets and saw people respond to The Lord.
If you see 10 birds on a wire and 5 decide to fly,
how many are left?
The answer is 10.
Deciding and doing are note the same.
said a young person who joined a youth group from a neighboring town
to be a part of “One Wish,”
an outreach I led into the city center of Carlisle on the Scottish border.
“It was my first time to share my faith.”
Today I am recording all the days I have spent outside the USA in the last 5 years as part of the process of finally applying for US citizenship after 28 years of marriage to Rachel, my amazing American wife, as I can have dual citizenship with Great Britain. WOW! I did not realize how many mission trips I have taken.
Praise for $550 in gifts I have received towards the $680 fees.
One perk of US citizenship will be getting a 10 year visa for India at the same price of a single entry visa I can only obtain presently with a UK passport while residing in the US.
Pray for a quick process and $130 for payment.
We ran to Termini, the main train station in Rome, to meet up the other 29 teams out all day seeing the sights of Italy’s capital and sharing Christ to make sure we caught the 9:07 back to our base, for the final day of our Transform training week — readying 300 to move out in mission that weekend around the Mediterranean.
We found hundreds watching our African brothers and sisters sing and dance. Then “Amazing Grace” broke out. Smiling, taking pictures and videoing — people were loving it.
All day I had carried a gospel illustration in my back pack looking for an opportunity to preach Christ in the “Eternal City” and now the opportunity found me as I stood in their midst, showing people how they also could begin a friendship with God. Grabbing tracts, gospels and CD’s — the people seemed eager to know.
The next morning I heard that our 9:07 had been pushed back to 9:27. I guess God had wanted people to catch more than the train that night.
And for our teams! To catch a glimpse of how he to about to use them from one end of the Mediterranean in Portugal to the other end in Lebanon.