Friday, June 17, 2016

We Value Them!

One of our partnership pastors once said when addressing one of our teams, "I don't know why you are came. But I asked God why you came and He said, 'I sent them to remind you that you are not in this alone.'" We have been taking steps to show our pastors we value them and we are in this with them by building relationships, bringing teams to encourage them in their ministry, and by hosting a pastors conference. We are excited as our relationships with these pastors grow and they begin to build relationships with each other.
We know that when these partners connect together, something beautiful happens. Ideas are shared and dreams are born! Check out this blog about on our Partnership Conferences.  Our vision and hope for our upcoming Partnership Conference this fall is to not only invite the Pastors, but host their wives as well. We want to give them a real time of relaxation and fellowship with training, encouragement, worship, and meetings.

Without our staff, we couldn't host teams like we do. We have been encouraged by their leadership and growth throughout the years and know that they sacrifice much to serve with us. Many of them have families, so when they serve with us for a week or two or three, they leave their kids and wives (or husbands) for that time. I know that that this is a great sacrifice that they are choosing to make as a family.

At our last staff meeting, the focus was being healthy in every aspect of life so we can serve the Lord well. This includes our relationships with our families and friends. This is especially important for husbands and wives. To find out more about what that last meeting was like (I really encourage you to do this) read Prepare to be Poured. My goal is to be able to recognize the value of our staff in August when we hold our end of summer celebration. This year, I want to invite their families to join us for an overnight stay at a local hotel/resort. We will spend time in worship, fellowship, fun, and debriefing the summer.

Many people know the value of our partnership pastors and our staff. These men and women have impacted  so many lives in the US and in Haiti. I have made these two events a priority this year and, hopefully, for many years in the future. For these events specifically, YOU have an opportunity to give. You have an opportunity to get involved in helping us show our partnership pastors how much we appreciate the work they do in their communities. You have an opportunity to invest in our staff and their families.

If you would like to make a donation toward these events, you can do so on the Praying Pelican Missions' secure website. Make sure to add a note to indicate which event you want your donation to go to. If you want more information about the cost of these events or just want more information about them, please feel free to contact me by using the sidebar.

Please prayerfully consider helping us show our Partnership Pastors and our staff valuable they really are to us!

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