As we reach the summer there is a great deal of excitement about the many activities that we are involved with. Our team has taken part in a number of missions across the UK, including Sheffield, Canterbury and Leyland, and it has been a delight to see people both coming to the Lord and signing up to the follow-up courses.
It has also been a real pleasure to see the work of the OCCA students in this, as they put their training to good effect.
It is also great to see that our Associates are continuing to quite literally change Europe. One of THE highlights of our recent time together was the opportunity to be able to listen to the reports of how our training has changed their lives and ministries and how they have used our materials to train hundreds of others. The biggest single impact has probably been in France and we are continuing to seek to grow and support our Associate network.
We are also pleased to have expanded our speaking team further with Frog Orr-Ewing working as the OCCA chaplain two days a week and Os Guinness now committing half of his time to the ministry. Our hope is to grow the team further, so that we might be in a better position to take advantage of the many invitations that we receive.
The major prayer point for us over the next few months is discerning how we can provide greater flexibility for team members across the globe to work together in responding to key strategic opportunities. We’re already seeing the fruits of this new strategy with a major city-wide outreach planned in Washington in the Autumn and some exciting possibilities in Indonesia. We hope and pray that we will be able to have a greater and more sustained evangelistic and discipleship as a result. We haven’t yet implemented all of the necessary processes and personnel changes, but this is the major focus for us this year.