"Monterrey is ready for a vocational intern program with Fellows and City to City Latin America as key partners." This statement sums up the topic of discussion pictured below between Jud Lamos and Morna Comeau in Monterrey, Mexico this last December.
Jud sponsored a conference to introduce vocational ministry internships to key church and business leaders in Monterrey, Mexico in early December. The Fellows International and City to City Latin America were co-presenters.
Starting on Friday, December 9, about 35 church leaders from four different denominations met at the Church Planting Institute in Monterrey. They listened attentively to The Fellows International leaders present the vision and values they feel are needed for a successful residential, vocational internship that is sponsored by the local church. For many of the church leaders the presentation was exactly what they wanted to hear.
Focusing on the local church and the city "ecosystem" the overall theme was taken from Proverbs 11:10 -- "When the righteous prosper the city rejoices." This theme was repeated again on the next when business leaders met at a large conference room at the Holiday Inn in one of the up and coming business districts of Monterrey. It was pointed, given the venue, that the President of the Holiday Inn chain of hotels had a son who had been a Fellow recently.
Again many leaders, this time from the business community, attested to the fact that Monterrey was ready for a intern program that would focus on the values of integrity, professional development, spiritual maturity, community values and a heart for the needy within the city. A few of the business leaders were Evangelical Christians but most were not. It was wonderful to hear their commitment to Fellows regardless of their background or religious affiliation.
After the business conference ended, key missions leaders joined us from SAM and Serge. Along with Church Planting Institute, the Fellows and the City to City leaders, a strategy session for next steps was held. A general agreement was developed for moving forward in an exploratory way but I believe that the Fellows internship in Monterrey will become a reality within the next two years. Much work needs to be done for that to happen. Please pray with us for this project.
Jud Lamos, February 8, 2017
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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.