Wow, I feel like I have so much to share!
First of all, our teams are coming together great for our summer expeditions and I am looking so forward to doing ministry with my brothers and sisters this summer in Ethiopia ad Ecuador! Please keep our preparations, fundraising and safety in your prayers. Our first fundraiser is this Sunday 2/27 at Bridges Church in Long Beach. We will be handing out hamburger boxed lunches for donations beginning at 10:30 am. Stop by!
Second, I went to my second E3 Partners World Conference "Until the Whole World Hears". It was so awesome! All of our ministry partners from around the world joined us in Plano, Texas to worship, pray for our countries, and to learn new Church Planting strategies. They rolled out a whole new line of resources now made available to us and there was a Film Festival! Our film on the Gamo Goffa region of Ethiopia won the award for best film! WOW! So fun! I spent the weekend with our international Ethiopian partners Yoseph and Ribca Menna and our Ecuadorian brother Diego Trujillo, along with all of my colleagues from E3. What a blessed experience!
Whew! In addition to all of this, the Elders at my church have decided to invest in my mission financially and have raised my monthly support coming from Bridges by $300! I am so blessed to have their support and enthusiasm about what God is doing in and through me here in the states and abroad.
What an amazing few weeks I have had! I look forward to sharing even more with you as the expeditions get closer! Stay tuned!!!