On The Way To India!

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A couple months ago, I sent you and a small group of friends and partners a series of real-time reports and prayer requests during my trip to the Philippines.

Your response was amazing! Our team and I were blown away by the number of email responses and the level of your engagement. I could actually feel your encouragement, and I believe the fruitfulness of that trip was a direct result of your prayers.

Therefore, I have decided to send a similar series of reports each time I head out to teach and train.

Which brings us to right now!

As you're reading this, Ellen and I are somewhere in the air on our way to India along with teammates Chris Tiegreen and Mark Schaaf.

We are flying out about 10:00 pm Monday, Atlanta time, and will land in Hyderabad about 24 hours later after a six hour layover in Dubai.

We'll help Sathyabal, our Regional Director, lead the South Asia consultation in Hyderabad with his Equippers from across India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Bhutan.

These 20 men and women will then spend the next year training thousands of pastors and leaders to teach our materials to well over a million people.

I'll be testing Chosen, our new course on Mary, with this group and gathering important feedback. Plus, I'll present this new material at public events in Kolkataand Hyderabad.

Ellen will be addressing a group of pastors' wives, and Mark and Chris will be speaking in key churches. We'll also be collecting reports on the launch of God's Grand Story and setting goals for the next year.

Our team will get back to Atlanta on Saturday, January 17.

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Please pray for us daily, as India is always a challenging trip.

The flights are long.
The food is intense.
The traffic is insane.
The noise is constant.
The poverty is heartbreaking.
The ministry opportunities are glorious.
The spiritual hunger is palpable.
The gratitude is humbling.
And our leaders there are fantastic!

Thank you so much for traveling with us through the miracle of prayer. And please take a couple minutes to send an encouraging response or two during the next ten days. And now it's time for takeoff!

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