Greetings from Southeast Asia!
Today we traveled 2.5 hours to the city of Faisalabad, the third largest city in Pakistan.
We toured the facilities of the Pakistan Bible Correspondence Institute. Afterward we joined Pastor Nazir and his wife Maureen, along with about 100 church leaders for afternoon meetings. I spoke twice today on the life of David from 1 Samuel 16-17.
Thanks for your prayers and support of this important series of meetings here this week.
Stay tuned for more reports throughout the week.
Just got in from Day #2 teaching. I spoke twice today on “The Qualifications for Leadership” and “Encouragement for Younger Leaders.” Today, they asked those who were attending the conference from outside Lahore and about 2/3 of the crowd stood. There are also many people from other denominations besides the Full Gospel Assemblies (FGA). After speaking today I had lunch with members of the FGA-Pakistan Board. They are thrilled with the response they are receiving for this year’s conference and have already invited me to come back for next year’s conference. There have been huge crowds. Tomorrow is last day. Please pray that I finish well and get off to Shanghai without incident.
Final day in SE Asia. Courage, sacrifice, counting the cost, endurance and faithfulness are just a few words that come to mind during this week. I reminded these leaders today, ‘Faithful Gospel proclamation will sometimes stir controversy! Therefore take heart!’ The sheer privilege of being called to teach and equip frontline servants committed to building Christ’s kingdom in hard places is deeply gratifying. Thanks to my team here and back home, and all those who pray and allow me to be here. Tonight BrookLink heads to China. Stay tuned for more!