Newsletter: The plan is coming together
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November '15

The plan is coming together

Dear <<First Name>>,

This past month has been mostly about planning for the coming ministry year.  We've spent a significant time discussing our strategy and are eager to put it into practice.  We've also been following up with our contacts from last year, as we prepare to kick our ministry efforts into full gear.  

I have also been busy learning Albanian.  I am taking one-on-one lessons twice a week, and practicing regularly.  It's been great; I'm already able to have very short conversations with my Albanian friends!

Prayer Requests:

Please pray
  • For the ability to quickly learn the Albanian language
  • For our upcoming Young Professionals meeting on November 10
  • For the believers who we will challenge to come on board with our vision
  • For several of the members of our team who are dealing with health issues

The Strategy

Our team, which goes by the name Leader-Led Movements (or LLM), is seeking to influence leaders to build a movement which will change the nation.  Our goal for this year is to identify and develop leaders among educators and young professionals who will join passionately with our vision.  We want to see a self-sustaining and self-reinforcing movement of people passionately committed to reaching their friends and co-workers for Christ.

To acheive this goal, we've set out to have monthly seminars for both the educators and the young professionals.  These seminars will have professional and philosophical topics, such as "building effective teams" and "the purpose driven life".  The goal of these is to reach out to unbelievers, but also to provide an opportunity for believers to participate in our vision.

Effective Teams seminar

We put on our first seminar on October 28, and it was a big success!  We had more people than we expected, several of our invitees brought friends.  We had a lot of positive feedback from the event, and we can move forward to follow up with them.  This was the first of several seminars in a series, and by the end our goal is to identify some believers who have caught on to our vision and are willing to help us continue.

The need

We don't yet have many partners committed to our team.  Our primary goal over the next few months is to identify those who are showing a commitment to the mission, and challenge them to be a leader in this ministry.  Please pray that God would show us whom He's already chosen for this.

I'm excited!

This vision is big y'all.  It's going to be a lot of effort, and require a lot of faith.  If God grants our prayers, by next year we'll have a ministry that is self-sustaining and able to grow far beyond what us few staff members could handle.  It will truly be a movement, owned & operated by lay leaders who are fully committed to following God wherever he leads.

Thank you for supporting me, and especially for your continued prayer!

In Christ,

Copyright 2015 Gordon Burgett

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