The radio silence has mostly been due to things going really well.
About 5 weeks ago I went to the south with a small group of local leaders (my Egyptian friend, a young local believe in training and another pstr). We actually went to a place that was at one point the 4th most important city in Islm. It is certainly one of the darkest and most oppressed cities here. While there we helped lead a college age girl to faith, we met two older believers who have rarely had contact with “the body” in 20 years, and we met two young guys in the middle of nowhere to share and answer questions. Truly a good day.
Two weeks later our little team went to another city far off the grid and met with a new believer mom and daughter. Then met with about 4 other first time people. This city is also one of the hardest to reach in country. But He is at work.
Then the very next week our small team went to yet another difficult city to meet and encourage some new believers, we helped bring another young man to faith, and we met with a mom and little daughter who have been believing for a long time but have very little support.
While back in the capital each week we have kept seeing good growth happen with some of the latest new believers. Although things are always really messy and difficult and exhausting, we continue to push through and focus on the light that keeps shinning bright.
One of the most exciting things is this Sunday is the launch to a new, official local house chch. I’ve been able to be apart of the planning and strategy team. It has been so rewarding and exciting. Please pray for the launch this Sunday morning.
Jenny and I are in an amazing place in our marriage. Our kids are doing great. We will make a family post soon. Truly we feel so blessed and inspired by the opportunity we have to represent all of you here.
He is GOOD! All the time!