cultivate (kuhl - tuh - veyt)
v. 1) develop 2) nurture

graft (grahft)
n. 1) transplant 2) bud 3) union

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Old Friends and New Challenges

Monday night we had the privilege of catching up with an old friend. 

David Joannes took time during his whirlwind trip to the U.S. to share with us his vision for Southeast Asia. David has been a missionary to China for over a decade. He's my age (YOUNG) and he is nothing short of an inspiration. Before you race over to his website (and race you should), I want to share a little bit about what I've seen develop in him over the past ten years. Each time we have the joy to connect with David, I see someone who has matured even more in his faith and whose convictions run deeper than ever. Years on the mission field have left him, not depleted, but rather all the more assured of his calling. I have seen someone go from the bachelor's life, to a dedicated husband, and soon-to-be father all without compromising his mission to further the gospel in Asia.

OK, go check out his ministry's website, dig a little deeper in your pockets and your souls to see what you should do to partner with an amazing team.
"People are still waiting at the other end of our obedience."
~David Joannes

Challenged and Stretched,

1 comment:

  1. Sorry I missed all his visits this time. It has been amazing watching his journey.


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