Leaders need encouragement and support.
I spent a good part of this week meeting with IAFR leaders for that purpose – and to discuss priorities for the coming year.
I am thankful for Paul who supports our ministry leaders in Europe, and Jake who supports our ministry leaders serving East Africa and Sarah who supports our ministry leaders in the USA. I am also grateful for Rachel, who is focused on developing our refugee ministry training that is an important engine in the movement of God in the world today.
They do not get paid more to take on leadership responsibility. The idea of working for money isn’t a concern they have. They lead and serve because of a deeply rooted burden that demands that they do so. They are pursuing a mission and a vision, not a paycheck or notoriety.
There are not many people like them.
It is a joy and privilege to serve and support them as we pursue our common calling.