Thursday, May 14, 2009

Northern Ireland

I remember sitting around a table with my fellow missionaries three years ago lamenting the fact that many of our young leaders were leaving Poland only to go to N. Ireland to make money for this or that. "What are we going to do for leaders here in Poland?" was the question. It was a very difficult time and still is for us.

God knows what He is doing though! Two weekends ago, I was able to spend my birthday with my Polish friends who have been living in Belfast, N. Ireland. It was a joy to see their lives and to see the church that they have started for Polish immigrants there!
While I was there, I taught at the home group gathering and was blessed but the stories of Poles who have met Jesus by moving to N. Ireland! Our Polish leaders whom we lost in Poland are doing what they were trained to do, but in Northern Ireland! It was amazing to see the church in action!
An added bonus was go on to Operation Mobilization's Logos Hope mercy ship and reunite with a former student of mine (in Denver), Hannah Wilson! What joy filled my heart to spend time with her!

1 comment:

Jen said...

It's so great to know how well those guys are doing and so cool to think of how God is doing a new thing through them. Wow. Thanks for sharing some pictures.