by Patrick O'Connor 100 Lives Impacted
Hello! The Lord is fantastic, and so as we think back over these years we rejoice!With a crisp and loud cry of the heart I (Patrick) came to Jes...
While our time in Ireland was PLAY (our 30th wedding anniversary), our time in India was WORK. It is the kind of work that remains a thrill: to train and mobilize others for His best purposes.
While in India participants were in-country Indian missionary couples who arrived from Kerala, Orissa, Kashmir, Manipur and West Bengal. Each participant is an in-country workers sent from their respective states to new areas for outreach. An important colleague and mentor from Australia also participated.
Training in India followed a church planting outline from the New Testament which many call the Four Fields training. But sly missionaries that we are, we trained All participants to co-train with us, as we modeled for them these themes. Training included all participants, so that we trained them to train others. All themes were reinforced through dynamic interaction. Regional areas in India which reflect ongoing and great promise proved to be Orissa, upper Kashmir and Kerala. We saw that these areas showed the most promise for new churches.
On our way home to the USA, we had a nice and needed time off in Ireland, which was our first time there. Many picures!
Bless the Lord for His grace!
Patrick and Debbie
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