Saturday, March 07, 2015

Training up

Volume 9 Issue 2
Training up

She was trying to protect the information in the ministry office as armed guards ransacked it.  “They beat her to the point she almost died. We had to flee the country.”  I (Mike) sat in shock as I heard this husband share his story of why as a national from this former Russian State; he and his wife were coming to the United States to work at the Cru headquarters following a season of serving in a Middle Eastern country.

We had the opportunity to help train this couple in how to raise support in the United States.  Obviously having served in a country where they couldn't publicly disclose what they were doing, their style of raising support was VERY different.

 The training class that Mike and Leslie helped instruct.
The above photo is the workshop/class we (Mike and Leslie) had the opportunity to help teach and train these new laborers for the Gospel to go forth.  Leslie and I have counted it a privilege to be part of equipping such a diverse group of Cru staff members when we have served at New Staff Training (as we did last month).  In fact, we have enjoyed these opportunities so much, we have been taking intentional steps to increase the scope of our ministry beyond Keynote (but you will have to wait till next newsletter to hear about that). 
Praise & Prayer:

    Mike, Leslie, and Benjamin on the beach at New Staff Training
  • Strength and His peace during a season of  transition.  (more     details to come next month)
  • Together we are coaching two families. Pray for them to meet their April deadline so that they can partake of the international training for their fall assignment overseas.
  • Praise: For the opportunity to train 60+ laborers at Cru’s New Staff Training in early Feb. and we all got to go as a family.

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