A PRAYER REQUEST
You know the burning passion of my life is Biblical Discipleship and Mentoring. It was suggested sometime ago that I set up a video camera and put all my teaching on video disk, this hasn’t happened yet!!!Jest a few weeks ago a Youth Leader from one of the local Pentecostal churches here asked me if I would mentor him, this I am doing, and the results are truly wonderful. Then a few days ago a young Indonesian man I have known for some years, asked me “would I Mentor him?” I believe the best way to do this is face to face. I asked him if he had Skype? I had used this once some years ago on my laptop. He said he would download the app (I assumed on his laptop). He called me on his smartphone and we had an awesome time of sharing together. I am not that up to date with technology (I am 77) and was so excited to have this session on my phone, and see his face and his reactions to my comments and questions.
For 20+ years I have had the awesome privilege of teaching and preaching about Biblical Discipleship and Mentoring around the world and especially throughout South East Asia. I recognise my travelling days are coming to an end, and this has saddened me (my time in Indonesia in September this year was a fantastic time of ministry and blessing blessing, and it saddened me that it was probably the last time.
BUT NOW I COULD DO IT FROM MY STUDY HERE AT HOME THRU TECHNOLOGY.
This truly excites me, but I only want to do it if it truly the Lord’s will. There is a pray I often pray,
IF THIS IS OF YOU LORD, LET IT GROW, IF IT IS NOT OF YOU LET IT GO.
So I sincerely request you prayer support regarding this endeavour.
There are some challenges, my home time here is GMT+11 hours. (normally 10, but have daylight time until April). Even Indonesia is 4 hours difference, and this took some juggling, but if the Lord is in it, it will work out.
Dawson Trotman the Founder of The Navigators reminds us WE ARE BORN TO REPRODUCE, and this is my only desire, Paul writing to Timothy puts is so well in 2 Timothy 2:2 AMP And the [instructions] which you have heard from me along with many witnesses, transmit and entrust [as a deposit] to reliable and faithful men who will be competent and qualified to teach others also.
Discipleship and Mentoring is very time consuming (and I am sure that is the main reason so little of it is done), but doing it God’s way produces quality disciples of Jesus, and quality Leaders.
Lord help us to fulfil the GREAT COMMISSION, not simply getting people to raise their hand, coming forward and praying the “Sinner’s Prayer” (none of which is mentioned in Matthew 28:18-20) but to MAKE DISCIPLES. AMP Go then and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing theminto the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you, and behold, I am with youall the days (perpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion), to the [very] close and consummation of the age.Amen (so let it be)