This afternoon I met with the worship team to walk through the logistics for each day. They have a great plan in place that should highlight the diverse cultures that claim this campus as home. This evening I had dinner and an extended time with the Student Missions Fellowship that his responsible for leading this event. They are an amazing group. They come from: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, India, and Holland. They raised some great questions and I got to hear many of their stories of how they came to the school and what they hope for next in their life and ministry. Meeting students like these give me great hope for the future of the Church. They are also a powerful picture of the truly global nature of the church. It is my hope to help the church where I serve truly capture an understanding of what God is doing in the world and where we can be a part of it. The good news is that I believe we are moving in the right direction.
The day also gave me two hours with a long time colleague from our work in this region. We have shared a 15 year friendship. Our hairlines and hair colors have changed, but the depth of the friendship remains. I think that there will be several opportunities to work together again in the days ahead.
With this I close another day in Singapore. With the break of morning I will put on my track shoes and get ready for the sprint through the week. Thanks for taking the time to read the blog and for remembering me in your prayers this week.
Grace and Peace, Tom