2017 Conference!

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7

It's 2017 and this year it is a very short trip with a very targeted purpose. To present at the Minister's Equipping Conference. Our focus: Souls in Our Care, Connecting Counseling and Pastoring.

As always your prayers and comments are definitely coveted and encouraged!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Faces of Friendship

A friend loves at all times.... Proverbs 17:17a

This final video is a tribute to the wonderful people I had the privilege to meet in Guam, at and around Pacific Islands University! The call: go with an intern, Marci, to help set up a counseling center pilot program, and to serve as teachers. This small Christian university has a huge mission to serve the Lord by providing affordable quality education in the Micronesian islands. What God did (and continues to do) there, is nothing short of amazing!

How enriching was each moment of my stay! Every struggle or triumph really points to His glory! It was miraculous to leave there with the application process for licensing in Guam almost done! To be involved with a newly evolving partnership between PIU and a community counseling center, Oasis. It is beginning! Marci is already serving in the wider community as well as counseling on campus! Thanks to extraordinary efforts on the behalf of many other people, the PIU counseling center room is off the ground and well underway!

Teaching was beyond my wildest dreams....the perfect graduate class with students from varied places and cultures! Possibilities for the future are opening up for expanded service to PIU students!

So now......as we move forward to continue shaping the program our first focal point is to work on clarifying a mission statement and define goals that reflect the wider university mission and purpose. That will form the frame. Then we must work to bring more counselors to Guam -- pray for this process, as well as for funding and the recruitment of counselors and interns with hearts to serve!

My last moments on campus, brought me to tears ....yes that is me sobbing in the background on the video. Not easy to simply receive the warm, loving, musical embrace of my sisters and brothers in Micronesia ....!

Please pray for me to make the transition to work productively for Him in His mission field! Please pray for Chuck in whatever role God has ordained for him. Thanks and God bless you all!

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