Since returning back from Christmas Break in the U.S. I have been working hard on all of the details for ministry in 2016. We have over 600 short-term missionaries coming to serve in 2016! This is close to double what we had in 2015. These 600 missionaries make up 36 different groups of people, ministering over 23 different weeks. 15 staff are needed to help run these week long ministry trips.
Don't think I do this alone! We have an amazing team of full-time staff working all over the U.S. to help prepare teams for ministry all over the world. These past two weeks I've been in constant communication with Anna Morgan, who is PPM full-time staff as she relays the gifts, abilities, and skill sets of our 36 teams to me. I work to match the U.S. teams with our local churches and pastors in Costa Rica to maximize ministry here.
At times I feel like an air-traffic controller with 100 airplanes in the air at once, navigating each to their final destination. Yet the reward is unmeasurable! Last week I met with a pastor and he was trying to convey to me how excited his church is to JOIN (not watch) the short-term missionaries as they expand the Gospel in Costa Rica in their own community. Our US teams act as a catalyst, giving the local church in Costa Rica a boost that creates momentum for a great harvest!
January 30th - February 5th I will be leading one of these ministry experiences with 24 missionaries serving in one location. I wish you could see the joy, love, excitement, and selfless serving that takes place when missionaries come and serve on foreign soil! Please join me in praying for a week full of anointed ministry!