P Joe and I (Diana) are currently in Austin, Texas for our church leadership summit. It’s been a great time updating and praying with the other staff of the various church sites in the US. The people in the room have been pastors & friends who have mentored us, led us on missions, counseled us, and partnered with us in our personal relationships with God. It’s a privilege to spend personal time with the people who have invested so much time/energy on us, so that we could invest in those around us. We’ve enjoyed our time to dream and brainstorm together about the future of our churches…we’ve also equally enjoyed our times of eating the awesome food here! Our hearts and stomachs are incredibly full.
It’s hard to believe that P Joe will be leaving in less than a week. It’s funny how time works. When I’m really nervous before an exam or sermon, or sitting through a really long lecture, it feels like time inches by. But when I look at our nearing departure date to Singapore, it feels like time has quickly slipped by. I’m looking ahead to my last 5 months in the States and I’m realizing that I need to be intentional with each day in preparation for closing things out here and getting ready for Singapore.
Some prayer requests as we get ready for P Joe’s near departure (*tear) and mine coming ahead:
- Good good-bye: As P Joe gets ready for Singapore, please pray that he closes out his time here well. It’s always sad to move on to a new place, but it’s also really exciting! Pray that he leaves encouraging those around him, and leaving encouraged himself
- Job search: I’m about to finish up finals this semester and once my finals end, my job search shall commence! Please pray for God’s provisions in the job search (I’ll share more in a future post, but please pray for now!)
- Leadership Summit: Please pray for our leadership summit as it continues for the next few days. Pray for unity across the churches, a renewed heart to lead, and a fresh intimacy with God.
Thanks for your partnership everyone! I regularly look at our prayer group sign up and am blown away by your support from near and far.