Well, we finally said goodbye to a couple who have made quite an impression on me. It wasn’t so much a goodbye as just “until we meet again”. They are off to the other side of the world and are true examples of what it means to follow Jesus. This is not because they are moving overseas, but because they are willing to go where he sends them. They had a ministry, friends, family, and were in a pretty good position to live out a comfortable life. I find it encouraging and inspiring to see them step into something different and unknown and to step knowing that God will provide whatever they need for his will to be fulfilled through them.

For this reason I am excited to see how God is going to use them to continue encouraging us and inspiring the body through our partnership to reach into our community as well as around the globe (Learn more about our Seamless Link Covenant). OAC has maintained our relationship with them and send them with our blessing and affirmation. They will be witnesses to what the Holy Spirit is doing (Acts 1.8) and my prayer is that the distance will not separate us but keep us focused on what we all are called to as the body of believers. Through our Seamless Link we will have many opportunities to participate in their ministry as well as having them participate in our ministry here so that we bridge the gap that exists today between the North American church and the rest of the world.

May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. (1 Thessalonians 5:23, 24 NIV)


Final Goodbyes on the way to the airport.