Saturday, May 29, 2010
Last evening we closed the meetings with a special time of worship to glorify God for what He did during this historic week in the life of OC. The above video is a summary of the last half hour dedicating our 'Rock of Remembrance' and committing ourselves to the global task before us. Please rejoice with us in what God has done.
Friday, May 28, 2010
We made great progress yesterday on the first discussions concerning the practical issues, most importantly the future role of the Area Directors. Today we will finish these discussions and turn to building an implementation time-line. I invite you to join with us in prayer that God would give wisdom in these significant remaining topics.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
A few moments ago Greg, on behalf of all of us, thanked Eric in a special way for his hours of work and gifted facilitation of the Internationalization efforts to date. We all express our deep appreciation and indebtedness to Eric for bringing us to this point.
The third day of our time was dedicated to moving deeper in our relationships with each other. After another special time of worship, we traveled by train to Chichester to visit the cathedral. We had a lunch at a 'Texas steak house' where we celebrated Larry Kraft's birthday together. The day ended with a report from Eric and Ray on the 'Becoming Globally Friendly' conference that they had attended. Enjoy the photos.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
I have had the joy of knowing and working closely with Tony Lee ever since my family moved from Indonesia to Singapore in 1989. Over these past twenty years Tony has served for various periods of time as our OC Singapore Field Director and as a member of the OC Singapore Board. It was as a result of Tony’s encouragement and invaluable assistance that in the early 90’s we were able to successfully send out the initial OC Singapore missionary which helped launch OC ‘s Internationalization efforts. Over these past years Tony has consistently been a champion of Internationalization within OC. I am therefore thrilled that Tony has accepted our request for him to serve as the first moderator of the Global Alliance Guidance Team. I am fully confident that Tony will faithfully carry out this strategic responsibility with the same high level of commitment and competence which has consistently characterized his ministry over these past twenty years. I am looking forward to partnering closely with Tony in the months ahead.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
We all want to thank these gentlemen for the hours of service they gave to OC in helping the Global Alliance move from a concept to a reality.
- Josue Campagna (Brazil)
- Tony Ford (UK)
- Greg Gripentrog (US)
- Craig Kraft (Canada)
- Tony Lee (Singapore)
Upon their election, they immediately met and elected the first moderator of the Guidance Team who is Tony Lee.
Our thanks to each one who has agreed to serve and our prayers are with them.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Thirty-two missions participated in this largely small group discussion based conference. The two days were challenging, stimulating and in some ways overwhelming for me. The task before us is daunting, yet (as one participant expressed it) God has already done it, we need only follow His leading.
As I move now into our Globalization meetings, I invite you to pray with me that these topics will not remain theory, but that God would grant His wisdom to put practicality and implementation in place. As we move forward, OC is committed to do so in such a way as to continue its sixty year history of serving the church to fan the flames of the Gospel.