Paraclete associates remain active through the summer months. Much Paraclete ministry takes place without international travel via mentoring, teaching, training and coaching. But international ministry is a highlight for many Paraclete associates. A few who are on the road this month include:
Julie Field, who is on an extended trip to Ethiopia. Last month her big news was summer camp for 160 of her “PinkGirls.” It seems like typical summer fun, except that in Ethiopia the concept is unknown. There ís not even a word for “camp” in the local Amharic language!
Larry and Jean Rus, who return this month from Turkey where they have been training on-site folks to take over the accounting that Larry has been doing from Phoenix.
Jim and Arline Parris, who left this month for an extended ministry to South Africa. Last year when they were there they got this word of thanks from a national training director:
“Thank you for pastoring me. As I told you, we who are in the leadership do not have pastors. Many people are interested in how my ministry is doing. You’re the first one to ask me how my soul is doing. I was so much happy for your listening to my shouts, joys and frustrations.”
These are just a few examples of how Paraclete associates are coming alongside Christian leaders around the world. Thanks for joining us in the task!
Glen Volkhardt, CEO