In March Jud traveled to Bangkok, Thailand to participate in leadership assessment and training for MTW's Global Training and Development department. He participated in assessing two leadership couples (six were assessed in all) and leading the Situational Leadership and Problem Solving training seminars. About 35 potential and current leaders from the Asia/Pacific region attended the training conference.
Jud also had an opportunity to talk to current leaders about vocational ministry opportunities and the Fellows Initiative. Jim Jung, pictured above, is a MTW team leader in Sydney, Australia. He is very interested in vocational ministry for potential colleagues in Sydney.
Leaders from Japan also showed interest in developing a Fellows-like vocational ministry internship in Tokyo. A center city church in Tokyo, connected with City to City out of Manhatten, has a large number of business executives in their congregation. Church leaders think that the vocational ministry internship would encourage young Japanese with global business perspective to become a new kind of missionary from Japan to other global cities around the world.
Finally, Jud was exposed to a network of business people in Bangkok that are looking for employees from the US. One company in particular, FLEX, develops Asian young people for university acceptance in the US. Jud was told of four openings at FLEX for American employees who have the counseling and development skills to work in this kind of business.
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.