GLOBAL OPERATIONS CONNECTION
Scott attended the Global Operations Connection conference in Greece from September 25-30. This biennial meeting of Campus Crusade leaders of operations, which first assembled in 2006, is a time of collaboration, brainstorming, training and strategic planning geared towards accelerating the spread of the gospel. It has helped tremendously to expand the impact of our organization around the world. This year’s theme was “Called to Serve, Called to Lead.”
Scott and his Orlando team had the encouraging opportunity to meet Vladimir from Kyrgyzstan. He has the heart of an evangelist, a passion to share Jesus Christ with others. The exceptional thing is that Vladimir leads the national operations team, not a field ministry team. This is a team of accountants, tech experts, office managers and administrators. Their primary calling is to provide support systems for our field teams in Kyrgyzstan. At the same time they are also living out a ministry of evangelism and discipleship as a way of life.
Even more amazing is that Vladimir’s team serve in a country that is nearly 90% Muslim. They take the initiative to boldly share the love of Christ daily. Vladimir shared with excitement about his teams evangelistic outreach. That week his operations team shared the gospel with more people than the students’ ministry team!
Scott’s Orlando team loves having the opportunity to take part in developing Campus Crusade leaders like Vladimir who are skilled at building operations capacity for the ministry, filled with the Holy Spirit and passionate about sharing the love of Jesus Christ.
We are very thankful that Scott’s mom, Anita was able to stay with me while Scott was away. We are blessed to be in a good “rhythm” with daily life. I am looking forward to more involvement with mission trips in Jesus Film and am planning to continue training on a spring and a fall trip in 2015. At that point I will Lord willing be equipped to begin leading trips on my own.
We so appreciate your love and support of our family. Please let us know how we can pray for you.
Andi, Scott, Macey “I love 2nd grade” and Eden “Never leaves home without her princess crown” Mitchell