Monday Musings – 23/12/13
The year that was (2013 highlights):
- Over one thousand pastors equipped, encouraged and empowered at RTC conferences in Zambia and across Africa
- Five Zambian women who today have their own business thanks to Chitenge Creations, a micro-enterprise ministry established by Marie-José
- RTC’s partnership with three churches from three countries on three continents, working together to plant a Chinese church in Zambia
- The securing of a three year visa for South Africa
- Successful launch of our new website www.reinventingthechurch.com (check it out)
- The new churches and individuals who partnered with us financially this year
The year that’s coming (2014 opportunities):
- Our move to South Africa (MJ and I will ring in 2014 in Pretoria, SA)
- The foundational development of our new Center for Leadership Integrity (CLI) at the existing PAOC MET facility in Pretoria
- The launch of the first Chinese church plant in Chambishi, Zambia (March 2014) – check out the story on our website www.reinventingthechurch.com called “There Are No Words“
- Extensive travel plans including Uganda, Senegal, and China
- RTC’s missional church conference called “Crossing Boundaries” in conjunction with the dedication of the new chapel at TTC in Kitwe, Zambia (March 2014)
- Two camps and numerous churches that Don has been invited to preach at next summer and fall in Canada
Note: There are still a few dates available next year. You will find the 2014 schedule on our website www.reinventingthechurch.com. If you are interested in booking a leadership training weekend, missions emphasis or spiritual formation days, email Don at firstname.lastname@example.org
Things you can pray for:
- Our transition to South Africa including finding a new home in Pretoria
- Importation of our vehicle from Zambia to South Africa (we need a miracle)
- The development of the Center for Leadership Integrity (CLI)
- The launch of the new Chinese church plant
Marie-José and I look forward to spending Christmas with Stephanie, Jonathan and Julia. The turkey is in the fridge begging to be put in the oven (well maybe the turkey is not begging, but we can`t wait to eat him) on Christmas Day.
From our home to yours, in whatever part of this vast world you live in, we wish you a Jesus filled Christmas, God favored New Year, and Holy Spirit empowered days of Kingdom expansion.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Don & MJ!!!!