On April 10 Jud Lamos, and his colleague Carl Chaplin, submitted a business/ministry plan for a new missionary deployment model to the Senior Strategy Team at Mission to the World (MTW). Jud and Jan have worked for MTW since 1990. That is not going to change -- Jud and Jan will remain under MTW as they work with Carl, and others in MTW, to develop this new deployment model.
The name of the new deployment entity that is being created is the 18.26 Network. In Acts 18:26 Luke writes about Aquila and Priscilla -- a cross-cultural ministry couple who went with the Apostle Paul to Ephesus. When Paul left, they stayed behind and worked in active lay ministry -- they were tent makers -- even using their knowledge of God to correct Apollos concerning his faulty understanding of the work of the Holy Spirit.
The goal of the 18.26 Network is to recruit, train, deploy and serve men and women like Aquila and Priscilla. We are currently putting together a ministry Board of Directors, an MTW field advisory council and an MTW office advisory council to help us develop this new model.
Jud and Carl make a verbal report to the Senior Strategy Team on May 11. We are asking for three years of funding for an office management for the 18.26 Network as well as legal fees and office set up expenses. Please pray with us that this will be the start of something that God can use to build his kingdom in a new and creative way.
Jud and Jan Lamos have been in global ministry for over 40 years -- not combined years -- but 40 sequential years together. They have lived in the Middle East, Europe and the Americas and now travel extensively to globalize Mission to the World's vision, values and goals. These blogs add special insight into their lives of service.