Thursday, April 27, 2006

We're off to Washington D.C.!

We're heading off to Washington D.C. (without the kids) to attend the Global Prayer Gathering of International Justice Mission. It should be an amazing time of hearing what God is doing around the world to rescue vicitims of injustice.

All of IJM's field offices will be at the gathering to report on their area and to ask for prayer. We will get to pray with many IJM staff and we will get to worship God among them to the tune of approximately 500 voices. I am humbled to get to be among these people who have joined God in his passionate pursuit of justice for the most vulnerable people around the world.

We are flying standby and the flights are really full; some are completely full or overbooked. Would you please pray that we will get to D.C. by Friday, preferably by the afternoon. My friend Nicole said that she has no doubt we'll get there because God wants us there. She also said that if the flights were wide open it wouldn't take any faith. I think she's right. I can't see why God wouldn't want us to be there, so I'm trying to believe that he'll open the way. I'm just hoping he's not more interested in teaching me about patience, releasing control, and relinquishing expectations.

While you're at it, would you pray that we could get home on Sunday or Monday? The flights are just as bad for the return leg. Thanks friends!

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