We reported in the print version of our prayer letter that we established a scholarship for vocational leadership interns with funds donated in memory of Dr. J. Wesley Clayton. Our first intern, Carolyn Morris, just completed Mission To The World's Cross-cultural Ministry Internship training (CCMI). She did a great job. Her reviews of the training were invaluable for us as we look at how we can better provide training modules for young men and women like Carolyn.
While Carolyn was participating in CCMI, she met another young leader who was running the hospitality service at the training center -- also as a summer intern. Gabriela, like Carolyn, is going to be a junior at college next year. She is majoring in Physics. When she heard Carolyn talk about vocational ministry she started to cry. She said, "I love Physics and I love missions. I thought I would have to choose between the two. You are telling me that God can use my secular profession, in Physics, for global missions. Please sign me up!"
"Signing up" is a big deal for us. We are developing personal profiles of people who want to serve in vocational missions globally in order to share their interests with potential teams of traditional missionaries located where these vocational missionaries would like to serve. Conversely we are developing profiles of missions sites where teams would like to recruit vocational missionaries to work alongside them.
Please pray for the development of this important data base -- and that many would sign up.
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.