Hi. Tonight I am heading off to the UK, to Bradford, for 5 days of meetings. I will be back next Sunday early in the morning so I am looking forward to being back with you.
The meetings are for Reach Beyond. Those attending are the Country office leaders from Canada, the USA, the UK, the Netherlands, Australia, Sweden and New Zealand as well as the regional directors for South America, Eurasia, Africa and Asia/pacific.
The meetings are to continue to build on the new strategies that we are creating to meet the very quickly changing face of mission and all that it involves.
We are developing 'Centres of Excellence' in key areas. NZ has a place to play in this and our area of excellence is in digital media and internet outreach.
I am really looking forward to, when I get back, organising a meeting time so I can share with you all the exciting ministries that are happening here in NZ and overseas.
One of our tag lines for the NZ office is we reach beyond borders, beyond words and beyond ourselves.
Internationally there is a verse that is a key verse for Reach Beyond and that is Revelation 7:9
After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. 10 And they cried out in a loud voice:
"Salvation belongs to our
who sits on the throne,
and to the Lamb."
Please pray for me. For safety, wisdom and to Know God's leading during this important time.