Well, it's official. As of June 22, 2007 we're United World Mission Appointees!
We had a great week in Charlotte, NC and really enjoyed getting to know all the UWM staff and other appointees. Including us, there were 6 appointees – all with very different areas of concentration but with a common desire to serve the Lord overseas.
We’re really excited to be joining the UWM team. This week was a great look into the inner-workings of the organization to see what it’s all about. The more we found out, the more we liked it. UWM’s desire is “to see the nations saturated with worshipping, serving, disciple-making churches that reproduce themselves and transform their societies for God’s glory”. We can’t wait to be a part of it!
Some of the details are still a little unclear, but most of the basics have been clarified. We’ll be able to spend the next few years producing high impact video resources to help connect churches in America to what God is doing around the world. In addition to that, we’ll be able to observe ministry in a number of cultural settings to see if one is a potential fit for us in the future.
We’re excited to see what the Lord has in store for the next few years. We’ll finish up at Westlake Bible Church some time during the summer of 2008, go to training at the Center for Intercultural Training (CIT) in the fall, spend Christmas in Tomball, then head out early in 2009. As of now, we’re not certain where we’ll be living, but it looks like it will either be Huy, Belgium or Essex, England.
We ask for your prayers as we move forward into a new chapter in our life. Pray that that Lord would give us peace as a lot of uncertainty is thrown our way. Pray that the Lord would provide as we move forward with raising support. Pray that we would put our full trust in the Lord as we move into this new stage of life.
Check back for more info. We’ll keep you posted as things develop!
-Clay and Megan