Would you please pray for Julie and me as we start 2013 at a dead run?
This week I’m helping teach missionaries who’ve come to Florida from around the world about dealing with the media in crisis situations.
Next week we head to Thailand, where I’ll take part in a forum of pastors and NTM members across the globe. We’ll discuss the partnerships that will help New Tribes Mission carry out its role in completing the Great Commission.
We’re back Feb. 1, and then Feb. 8-10 we go to South Florida for a couple of days. And Feb. 11-14 we’re bringing folks who work with our Communications team from all over the USA and Canada to Sanford for a seminar on persuasive communication.
The weekend of the Feb. 23 and 24, Julie and I have plans to see some people in Tampa. And Feb. 25-27 I’ll make a trip to Pennsylvania, to talk with the people who run Wayumi about how we can help them communicate better. Wayumi is becoming a key part of our program to bring more people into NTM, which is a key to completing the Great Commission, so helping them is strategic.
March 8-12 I’ll join our Communications leadership team in Austin, Texas, for SXSW Interactive, the premier conference for interactive media. By knowing what’s going on with interactive media, we can see what we can use to help NTM in carrying out the Great Commission.
The following weekend Julie and I are supposed to head back to Tampa.
So far, things slow down a bit after that, but we already have three out-of-state overnight trips planned in each of the following three months: Georgia in April, Tennessee in May and Missouri in June.
Here’s how you can pray for us:
- Pray for good health. And pray that we’ll make time to get the rest we need between traveling and meeting, so we can get the most out of, and put the most into, those meetings.
- Pray for smooth travels, which we’d like, but more importantly, pray that we’ll be able to see and carry out God’s purposes if our plans are interrupted.
- Pray that our car will hold up to the travel required, or that we’ll be able to replace it.
- Pray that I’ll be able to do all the other work I need to do between meetings – writing, editing, planning, etc.