Dear Antioch Family and Friends,
It has been a few weeks since I have seen you face-to-face, and I really do miss being with you. I wanted to give you an update of my most recent travels and all that God is doing in our movement.
A few weeks ago, I traveled to Mongolia to celebrate the twenty years our team has spent there. There are now upwards of 3,000 people meeting all over Mongolia out of our movement. Recently, our long term workers, along with our college team and Serve team, started a new church for college students and young professionals in the middle of the capitol city. What an incredible work God has already done over the last two months! More than 200 people are gathering there now, worshipping Jesus and being transformed by the grace of God. Mongolia is now the second fastest growing economy in the world. God is at work in every way in that country and our team gets to be a part of shaping its future for the glory of God.
From Mongolia I flew to Utah, where we gathered with 350 of our leaders and staff from our 25 U.S. churches. I am so encouraged that God has called us not only the unreached of the nations, but the unreached of our own nation as well. The stories of people being saved and lives being transformed continue to pour in. One of the most encouraging things about our time there was that I did not know half of the people. The new leaders being raised up and added to our work in the United States makes me so expectant for and excited about the future.
Our travels concluded after Laura and I had the privilege of speaking together at a conference outside of Frankfurt, Germany to a group called the “Greater European Mission.” The Greater European Mission has been around for 60 years, starting Bible schools and church planting throughout Europe. We met with more than 500 workers from around Europe. Their stories of what God is doing there would blow you away! God is moving in Europe like they have not seen in years. I also had the privilege of speaking alongside Dr. Crawford Loritts, the Senior Pastor of Fellowship Bible Church and a leader in Campus Crusades and Promise Keepers. I look forward to continuing our friendship with them as we all work together to see the name of Jesus high and lifted up.
Wherever I go I see people who are hungry for Jesus. It gives me great hope that Isaiah 60 will come to pass in our lifetime. I am looking forward to being back in the pulpit this Sunday, and on August 25th I’ll begin a series on Romans. I can’t wait to see you again, face-to-face!
In His strength and love,