Here’s a group of people (led by Tim and Erin Drew) that Karen and I love. Though predominantly female, one or two guys are in the process of joining the team. God called the team members first to community and life together and then to a ministry of making disciples. They thought it would be in America, but a few months ago God told them, “Go to Swaziland,” so they took a sharp turn in the road and began preparing.
I felt the Lord saying, “Bring them into your home and train them.” So, we’ve been doing that for the last week. We have been doing a lot of fun stuff along with the standard classroom training. For example, yesterday, I dressed up as a king from Fiji and they learned about the similarities of the culture there with Swazi culture.
Today they are visiting the Oriental part of Atlanta and buying dinner at one of the markets (more on that later).
Teams like this one with strong leadership, confirmed callings, great ministry giftings, and DNA that is humble and faith-filled, are so much stronger than the typical individual missionaries that go and burn out after the first term. Missions is an enterprise best done in covenantal teams.
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