As I complete my first quarter as the President and CEO of Partners International, I wanted to share some thoughts with you. I returned to the office this week after a two-week visit to the field. Over the last few weeks, I had the privilege of gathering with 20 of our ministry partners across North India, South India, Cambodia, and Indonesia. I can say that in every case, I met leaders who were passionately following Christ, had a vision for the future of their ministry, were facing difficult ministry circumstances with courage, and expressed deep thanksgiving for the depth of true partnership they have with Partners International. I have the privilege and honor of extending that deeply felt thanksgiving, on behalf of each of these leaders, to each one of you as investors in Partners International.
Over the last few weeks, there were many things that touched my heart that each one of us can give thanks to the Lord for:
• I saw beautiful outreach ministries in Delhi, focused on schools for children, church planting in local villages, medical clinics in underserved communities, and leadership training for new believers.
• I met with several hundred young church planters who were being trained in seminaries and leadership programs across India, Cambodia, and Indonesia - and heard some inspiring testimonies of sharing the Gospel despite persecution.