I just arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam. As I type this, I'm waiting to be joined by my team mates from "Cross Talk Global" http://www.crosstalkglobal.org/where/vietnam/
In a nutshell, we'll be spending two weeks to do intensive training with 24 Vietnamese pastors. We'll be training them in biblical communication (hermeneutics, exegesis, homiletics).
The program is essentially modeled around the Doctorate of Ministry program cohorts. We'll be doing two weeks of training once a year for three years.
The goal is to train the pastors, to turn around and train other pastors (who will in turn, train others).
The need is great. The potential impact is humbling.
-Please pray for the following over the next few weeks:
-That God the Holy Spirit will guide us and empower everything we do.
-That the team is given wisdom and insight to overcome cultural barriers.
-That the pastors have a deeper understanding, love, and confidence in the Word of God.
-That we work well with the translators.
-That we grow deep, meaningful relationships with our translators and the pastors we are serving.
-That God gives us health and physical, emotional, spiritual and financial protection.
-That the whole team is able to have a normal sleep schedule.
-That my wife, and two young kids will flourish during this time of separation.
-Finally, pray that whatever happens all glory goes to the Yahweh in the Name of Jesus!