We are seated in the waiting area in Beijing, China ready to board a plane that will take us back to Newark, New Jersey and then on to Atlanta. It will take about 24 hours to get home. That counts the time since we left the hotel, spend 13 hours and 45 minutes on the Beijing to Newark flight, lay overs, flight to Atlanta and then ride to the house.
The body gets a real work out because it was noon when we left the hotel to come to the airport and will be midnight when we get home but then you add in the 12 hour time change going back and you get a 24 hour day from leaving to arriving. I hope that several of you will make the trip over the next few years. If members of our church are serving here I hope that many of you will make the trip to see them, love them, and bless them.
God is doing great things here. Jake and Steph are being greatly used as you have seen from following me on twitter or facebook and this blog. God has blessed and souls are getting saved. Two churches are started and each have 2 week end services.
Mark and Natasha are working very hard on deputation. God is greatly using them too. They will be here Lord willing within a year. They need our prayers. They need our help financially. I want to get them to $500 a month from our church before they leave. I want to get money together to help them greatly with their set up fund. I want to be a real blessing to them.
They will have great hurdles to cross. They must learn the language and the culture. They must learn to adapt to a foreign country. I know that they can and will. I ask you to really love them and pray for them.
Spend time with them now before they leave. Take them out to eat. Have them over to your house. Get close to them so that you will have a major investment in them when they are gone. God will use you in their lives.