While I was in Thailand last week I had the privilege to meet with Les J. (one of our IMED partners there). Their ministry (which we are a part of for business development) is amazing—they are totally focused on rescuing young Thai girls from the heart-breaking practice of human trafficking (sex slavery). Pray for their work among these ravaged and tragic children. The numbers are astounding!
Archive for May, 2009
I just returned from a trip with Pioneers to Chiang Mai where 80+ folks gathered to further explore the meaning and practical application of Business as Mission. The dialogue was healthy, spirited, and thoughtful. I am encouraged to see Pioneers taking a lead in figuring out how to integrate business into missions.
For those who prayed for the trip, I can tell you that all requests were answered—travel, health (never even saw a pig, much less swine flu), fun, impact, etc. Thank you.
I (Mike) leave tomorrow (5/15) for Thailand to present at the Pioneers Business as Mission Conference in Chiang Mai. There will be a gathering of internationals to explore if and how they should be involved in kingdom business in several Asian countries. This is a great opportunity.
Be in prayer for Arthur and Steve as they complete Phase III of the training in “E” this week. Pray also for the small class that will be graduating and launching their kingdom businesses over the next few weeks.
With the conclusion of our Phase II in the mountains of North Africa (country M), there are 4 solid businesses ready to start. Unfortunately, a 3-week national strike delayed their actual launch but everyone seems to be taking it in stride. Pray for these 4 brave souls who are seeking to do ethical, kingdom business in an entirely closed country.