n style=”font-size:medium; font-weight:normal; line-height:normal”>I would like to invite your prayers for Sara Morris, Evan Riffee and me as we travel next week to Southeast Asia. Our mission team has been researching and praying for God to lead us into a new global mission partnership. In addition to the many missionaries we support at home and abroad, Christ Church wants to add another long-term global partnership where we can serve with our gifts, time, finances, sending missionaries and intercession. We already have one partner, the Potter’s House, a tremendous mission in the city dump of Guatemala’s capital. Please pray not only for those of us traveling (and our families at home) but also for the whole mission team’s discernment.
Five years ago the Anglican Church in North America formed a provincial partnership with the Province of Southeast Asia. The Christ Church mission team had the opportunity to meet many of the Bishops and Deans of that province at our denominational missions conference (New Wineskins) in 2013. Since then we have been in correspondence with and in prayer about narrowing our search for a second global partner to Southeast Asia.
The Diocese of Singapore has invited us to a Mission Roundtable to learn about and explore the mission initiatives underway among Anglicans various Southeast Asian countries. The main part of our itinerary will be in Singapore, for the roundtable, and then briefly in Cambodia where I will be preaching in the Anglican church of the capital city, Phnom Penh.
As we experience the exciting growth and movement of the Spirit among us here in Austin, we remain also engaged in God’s purposes for all nations; the whole gospel for the whole world.