I am in my final preparations for one of my longer trips. If you want to pray for me, here are a few of the details.
I will be in D.C. this next week at the Ecclesia National Conference. I really like these guys, particularly my buddy, J.R. Woodward. While there, I get a chance to spend the day with one of my favorite people and most enduring friends, Al Tizon (we went to WPC together waaaay back in the day). I should say, the venerable, Dr. Al Tizon. He teaches at Palmer Seminary in Philly and is driving over for the day. I am so pumped to see him. He carries with him huge passion for the Kingdom, astonishing intellect and a prophetic voice for the nations. Ok, I’ll stop gushing about him. It is beginning to sound like I have a crush on him. I wish you could meet him.
From there I head to Tampa, FL for a few days with CA staffer, Frank Wilder. He is involved with Tampa Underground, an innovative network of missional communities. It will be fantastic to see the Wilder’s and to just get warm in Tampa. Did you know that I detest the cold? Oh yeah, I guess I mention
that, like everyday during the winter. Drip, drip, drip.
After that, I head across the pond to Spain for the Christian Associates Leadership Summit. While there I will be in Barcelona (visiting one of CA’s missional initiatives), then Madrid (speaking at Mountain View Church’s leadership retreat and their Sunday morning service) and then to Segovia (where the Summit will be held). Ok, I am tired of traveling right now, but these stops in Spain will be cool. Check out these pictures.
All in all, I will be gone 24 days. Yikes! Please pray for clarity of thoughts and speech, eyes to see the good I am to do and endurance to stay upright and passionate for Christ throughout the time.