Further Training for Mission Agencies
Every year the personnel department from NTM travels to Virginia to get training for mission related business. There were many representatives of mission agencies and churches. It is a great time to share ideas on how to handle personnel issues. I was encouraged after talking with other candidate coaches and found that we all face the same issues. We found that we have similar processes for evaluating potential candidates. Another benefit for attending the seminars given was to learn how to better connect with the sending churches of our candidates. One pastor was particularly helpful by sending materials on how to best serve a missionary from selection all the way to retirement. They have a great program. If you are interested I have permission to send the manual to other interested pastors or missions leaders in your church.
How You Can Pray
- Pray for wisdom in implementing some of the things learned in Virginia.
- Pray for a refreshing time with family in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
- Continue to pray for my brother Arnie, he is continuing to battle cancer. In talking with him today he understands that term better. The battle is between the cancer and the drugs and the body is the battleground. He is in quite a bit of pain.
- In 2008 we put our retirement money into purchasing a house in northern Georgia. Our son is no longer in the house and we do not want to maintain this house from Florida. We discovered when we prepared to put the house on the market there was a “break in the chain” of title. This means that the paperwork from 3 owners ago has to be found and properly logged at the County to fix the break in chain of title. Pray that this can be fixed in a timely manner. We would love to sell this house and put it back into our retirement account.